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Structure & Function of the Body - Soft Cover Version, 12th Edition

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The 12th edition of this popular text continues to build on the solid foundation of previous versions, and its updated full-color illustration program, centralized themes, easy-to-understand language, and solid pedagogical features provide a clear structure for student learning. Elaborate full-color illustrations, centralized themes, simplistic language, and solid learning features encourage reader comprehension of the material.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition


    • Chemistry of Life chapter provides a solid introduction to important chemistry information.

    • Quick Check boxes offer students the chance to check their basic reading comprehension at the end of each passage.

    • Science Applications boxes summarize the professions that make use of the concepts in each chapter to improve our quality of life.

Key Features


    • Over 330 illustrations visually clarify difficult concepts.

    • Cadaver photos provide a true visualization of the human body.

    • Vocabulary Terms are provided at the end of each chapter, bolded within the text, and located in the Comprehensive Glossary at the end of the text.

    • Readers can evaluate their own mastery of chapter content by doing the Collaborative Learning Activities and completing the Chapter Test and Review Questions.

    • A Medical Abbreviations, Prefixes, and Suffixes appendix provides quick reference to common terms.

    • Objectives clearly detail what the reader should learn from the chapter.

    • The Outline Summary at the end of each chapter gives the reader a succinct recap of important content.

    • The clear, straightforward writing style makes content easy to read and understand.

    • Health and Well Being, Clinical Application, and Research, Issues, and Trends boxes help readers to apply what they have learned.

    • Study Tips are listed at the end of each chapter, ensuring reading comprehension and review.

Author Information

    By Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin — River Falls, River Falls, WI; and Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, St. Peters, MO, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO

System Requirement

    Macintosh: Apple PowerPC 166 MHz or higher
    Mac OS version 9.0 or later
    64 MB of available RAM; 128 rec
    30 MB of available hard disk space
    8x or faster CD-ROM drive
    800 x 600 resolution monitor
    Windows 98: Windows 98 or higher (Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Me, or Windows XP)
    Pentium II processor 233 MHz or higher
    64 MB of available RAM; 128 strongly recommended
    30 MB of available hard-disk space
    8x or faster CD-ROM drive
    800 x 600 resolution monitor

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Structure & Function of the Body - Soft Cover Version, 12th Edition