Anatomy and physiology students face the challenge of synthesising a lot of information into conceptual understanding. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 1st Asia–Pacific edition,empowers them to improve their learning outcomes and have a great time navigating through a remarkable local tour of the human body!
This title provides an excellent introduction to anatomy and physiology, and helps you answer a variety of questions including:
- How did cutting-edge research by the University of Queensland create the cervical cancer vaccine?
- Why do fast bowlers and ballet dancers frequently suffer from stress fractures?
- How does the All Blacks’ Haka stimulate nerve impulses?
- Why do Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world?
Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).
Bryan Derrickson is Professor of Biology at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Duke University. Bryan’s study at Duke was in the Physiology Division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in Cell Biology his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he frequently serves on faculty hiring committees. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college, and as a member of the Faculty Academy Committee (now called the Teaching and Learning Academy), which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. Nationally, he is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).