Organized around the central theme of homeostasis–how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function–HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY helps you understand how each component of the course depends on the others and appreciate the integrated functioning of the human body. Author Lauralee Sherwood uses clear straightforward language, analogies, and frequent references to everyday experiences to help you learn and relate to the physiology concepts. The updated art program and new digital resources–including robust 3D animations–enable you to visualize important concepts and processes. By focusing on the core principles and sharing enthusiasm for the subject matter, Sherwood provides a solid foundation for future courses and careers in the health profession.
About the Author
Following graduation from Michigan State University in 1966, Dr. Lauralee Sherwood joined the faculty at West Virginia University, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine. For the past 40 years, Professor Sherwood has taught an average of over 400 students each year in physiology courses for pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, medical, dental, dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise physiology, and athletic training majors. She has authored three physiology textbooks: Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, and Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms, all published by Cengage Brooks/Cole. Dr. Sherwood has received numerous teaching awards, including an Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, a Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Award, two listings in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Education.
It is a text book so clearly not something I would have expected myself to sit down and read for pleasure. However I have discovered I love all the complex, but valuable info and it is relatively easy to understand. In comparison to other text books I have read this is and A+. Also was delivered quickly and the book was perfect.
After perusing some of the other chapters, I deemed it to be vastly superior to my current course textbook, and overall, a very good book for physiology. It’s very comprehensive, and explains everything thoroughly. It also doesn’t posit or conjecture, which I absolutely loathe, and it doesn’t deviate my discussing outdated theories or disproven ideas.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 928 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1111577439
- ISBN-13: 978-1111577438
- Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 9.2 x 11 inches