Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 13th Edition

ISBN: 9780470565100

No matter what your learning style, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 13th Edition has a range of tools to help you learn the human body.


  • An Innovative Art Program: These generously sized illustrations (each including a key concept statement and review question) provide a consistent learning environment enabling students to make the connection between text and visual elements.
  • Current Discoveries: Continued coverage of scientific research and breakthroughs in understanding the human body keep the book on the cutting edge.
  • Learning Aids: Carefully integrated learning aids such as pronunciations, word roots, summary tables, and cross-references complement the readable narrative.
Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Biology Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organisations, including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), and Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

Bryan H. 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 doctorate in cell biology from Duke University. 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 Teaching and Learning Academy, which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members.

1. An Introduction to the Human Body
2. The Chemical Level of Organization
3. The Cellular Level of Organization
4. The Tissue Level of Organization
5. The Integumentary System
6. The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue
7. The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
8. The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
9. Joints
10. Muscular Tissue
11. The Muscular System
12. Nervous Tissue
13. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
14. The Brain and Cranial Nerves
15. The Autonomic Nervous System
16. Sensory, Motor and Integrative Systems
17. The Special Senses
18. The Endocrine System
19. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood
20. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
21. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics
22. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
23. The Respiratory System
24. The Digestive System
25. Metabolism and Nutrition
26. The Urinary System
27. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis
28. The Reproductive Systems
29. Development and Inheritance
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