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Human Structure by Matt Cartmill
Book Description"Human Structure" is an innovative introduction to human gross anatomy with a twofold approach to view the basics of anatomy from a broad scientific perspective and to explain the facts of form and function in terms and concepts that minimize the usual confusion and anxiety of beginning anatomy studies. Functional, comparative, and developmental anatomy are ingeniously woven into a single explanatory perspective, presenting human anatomy as an intelligible whole rather than as a heap of disconnected facts to be memorized. As a result, "Human Structure" is suitable not only for first-year medical students but also for undergraduates in premedical or biological science courses, for students in paramedical or college-level nursing programs, and indeed for anyone seeking a refresher course in human anatomy.The book begins with the generalized segmental organization characteristic of vertebrates and then examines the most obviously segmented parts of the human body: the bones, muscles, vessels, and nerves of the trunk between the neck and the pelvis. The book progresses through regions where the simple organizational plan has undergone more and more radical modifications and ends with the ancient and extreme specializations found in the head. At each step, the authors widen our intellectual understanding of how these modifications have been imposed, onto-genetically or phylogenetically, upon simpler precursors.The prose is personal and literate, peppered with inventive elucidations of concepts and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations designed for conceptual clarity and ease of visualization. The level of presentation has been finely tuned, over several years of class testing, to enhance its pedagogical effectiveness in human anatomy courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674418059
(235mm x 216mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Matt Cartmill
Scientific Bases of Human Anatomy, Hardback (July 2015)
Today?s students require a readable and succinct overview of human anatomy from a modern, integrative perspective. The Human Body provides a means for understanding the exciting underlying scientific principles, with an emphasis on the connection between the structure of the human body and a vast array of scientific disciplines.
Human Lineage, Hardback (April 2007)
The Human Lineage focuses on the last ten million years of human history, from the hominoid radiations to the emergence and diversification of modern humanity. It draws upon the fossil record to shed light on the key scientific issues, principles, methods, and history in paleoanthropology.
View to a Death in the Morning, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Matt Cartmill
This work looks at the ways in which hunting has figured in the Western imagination, from the myth of Artemis to the tale of Bambi.
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Author Biography - Matt Cartmill
Matt Cartmill is Professor in the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University.
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