This new textbook answers the need for a briefer version of Martini's Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology for the 2-semester anatomy and physiology course. With condensed explanations and less detailed discussions, this slim volume retains Martini's award-winning art program, key clinical discussions, and clear, straightforward writing style. Accompanied by a first-rate, text-specific supplements package, Anatomy & Physiology provides instructors and students with a compact and efficient learning system.Reduced material: The 29 chapters in Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology have become 27 chapters in this slim version. The Axial Skeleton (Chapter 7) and The Appendicular Skeleton (Chapter 8) have been combined into one chapter, The Skeleton (Chapter 7), and Neural Integration I (Chapter 15) and Neural Integration II (Chapter 16) have been combined into one chapter, Neural Integration (Chapter 14).The detail in some discussions has been reduced. For example, Chapter 10, The Muscular System, reduces the number of muscles presented, such as some of the skeletal muscles.The Clinical Discussions and The Clinical Notes in Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology have been made more concise without losing any of the key clinical topics (diabetes, AIDS, cancer, etc.).Selected Clinical Terminology, in the end-of-chapter material in Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology , has been eliminated.The Aging sections toward the ends of chapters have been eliminated.The Focus sections at the ends of certain chapters (Focus: Cranial Nerves, for example) have been eliminated.Award-winning art and photo program: Compound art provides students with multiple views of the same structure, typically pairing a drawing by medical illustrators Bill Ober and Claire Garrison with a cadaver photograph taken by renowned biomedical photographer Ralph Hutchings. This approach lets students compare the illustrators' interpretations with photos of the actual structures as they might appear in the laboratory or operating room.Macro-to-micro illustrations help students bridge the gap between familiar and unfamiliar structures of the body by sequencing anatomical views from whole structures to their smaller parts. A typical illustration might combine a simple orientation diagram, indicating where an organ, for example, is located in the human body with a large, vivid painting of the organ, a corresponding sectional view, and a photomicrograph.Timesaving navigation tools: Concept Links, signaled with blue chain link icons, alert students to material that is related to, or builds upon, previous discussions. Each link refers students to a page number so they can quickly review the relevant material from an earlier chapter.Figure reference locators appear next to every figure reference in the narrative. These visible yet unobtrusive red dots help students return to reading after viewing a table or figure.An end-of-chapter, 3-level learning system helps build student confidence and understanding through a logical progression from factual questions to conceptual problems to analytical exercises. The variety of questions also gives instructors flexibility in assigning homework from the text. The 3-level learning system is carried through review exercises in the print Study Guide and on Martini Online.The Martini Online Website offers students quick and convenient access to a wealth of interactive review exercises, chapter quizzes, and reference links. An 18-month subscription is included with every new copy of the text. For more information, visit www.aw-bc.com/martini The InterActive Physiology® 8-System Suite CD-ROM is packaged with every new copy of the text. This award-winning tutorial series uses detailed animations and engaging quizzes to help students advance beyond memorization to achieve a genuine understanding of the most difficult topics in A&P. Now featuring a new, eighth module on the Endocrine System, InterActive Physiology® is referenced at key points within the chapters. Visit www.aw.com/bc/info/ip or www.interactivephysiology.com for more information. Powerful Instructor's Resource CD-ROMs save instructors valuable course preparation time. The four CD-ROMs in the package contain all of the textbook's art and tables, with and without labels, in both JPEG and PowerPoint® formats. Also included are fully customizable PowerPoint® lectures containing art and text for each chapter as well as InterActive Physiology® animations in a format that is ready to use for lecture presentations. NEW! Primal Pictures software features computer models of human anatomy derived from actual scanned data, plus 3-D animations, cadaver photographs, video, textual web links, and comprehensive quizzing. Go to www.primalpictures.com for more information. Qualified adopters are entitled to a complimentary set of these CD-ROMs while supplies last.