Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy

Lead Author(s): Lindsey Jenny, Nicole Geske

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Focused on pure human anatomy, this textbook uses interactivity to extend the subject beyond the page.

What is a Top Hat Textbook?

Top Hat has reimagined the textbook – one that is designed to improve student readership through interactivity, is updated by a community of collaborating professors with the newest information, and accessed online from anywhere, at anytime.


  • Top Hat Textbooks are built full of embedded videos, interactive timelines, charts, graphs, and video lessons from the authors themselves
  • High-quality and affordable, at a significant fraction in cost vs traditional publisher textbooks
 

Key features in this textbook

Top Hat’s Human Anatomy contains interactive diagrams, custom illustrations, pop-up definitions, and interactive 3D models to keep students actively engaged when learning the material.
Includes Focus on Disease, Thought Questions, and In the Clinic call out sections that present key concepts in a relatable way for students to grasp.
Complete test bank of 350+ questions for instructors to use.

Comparison of Human Anatomy Textbooks

Consider adding Top Hat’s Human Anatomy textbook to your upcoming course. We’ve put together a textbook comparison to make it easy for you in your upcoming evaluation.

Top Hat

Jenny & Geske, Human Anatomy, Only One Edition needed

MCGRAW-HILL

Saladin, Human Anatomy (5th ed)

Pearson

Martini, Tallitsch, & Nath, Human Anatomy (9th ed.)

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

$105

E-book 6 month access

$325.33

Hardcover print text only

$67.99

E-book 6 month access

$232.73

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Human Anatomy courses. Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

BUILT-IN INTERACTIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Jenny & Geske, Human Anatomy, Only One Edition needed

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

McGraw-Hill

Saladin, Human Anatomy (5th ed)

$105

E-book 6 month access

$325.33

Hardcover print text only

Pearson

Martini, Tallitsch, & Nath, Human Anatomy (9th ed.)

$67.99

E-book 6 month access

$232.73

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Human Anatomy courses. Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

Top Hat

Jenny & Geske, Human Anatomy, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Saladin, Human Anatomy (5th ed)

Pearson

Martini, Tallitsch, & Nath, Human Anatomy (9th ed.)

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Jenny & Geske, Human Anatomy, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Saladin, Human Anatomy (5th ed)

Pearson

Martini, Tallitsch, & Nath, Human Anatomy (9th ed.)

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Jenny & Geske, Human Anatomy, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Saladin, Human Anatomy (5th ed)

Pearson

Martini, Tallitsch, & Nath, Human Anatomy (9th ed.)

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Jenny & Geske, Human Anatomy, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Saladin, Human Anatomy (5th ed)

Pearson

Martini, Tallitsch, & Nath, Human Anatomy (9th ed.)

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Lindsey JennyMichigan State University

Nicole GeskeMichigan State University

Textbook Details

Anatomy is an essential course for many undergraduate science programs, including biology, life sciences, or biomedical sciences. Top Hat’s Human Anatomy textbook takes a student-centric approach with a strong focus on active learning and assessment. This textbook balances depth and breadth of information with a conversational and engaging tone to enhance students’ interest in the subject.

Contributing Authors

John ReddenUniversity of Connecticut

Joe CrivelloUniversity of Connecticut

Melissa MarcucciUniversity of St. Joseph

Melissa FoxWingate University

Angela HessBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Andrew LokutaUniversity of Wisconsin

Kristen KimballUniversity of Connecticut

Kira WersteinIowa State University

Chaya GopalanSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville

Diana HorriganBrown University

Michele MooreButler University

Bruce PichlerUniversity of North Georgia

Matthew OrangeCentral Connecticut State University

Chad WayneUniversity of Houston

Gerald BrasingtonUniversity of South Carolina

Graham AtkinMichigan State University

Ron GerritsMilwaukee School of Engineering

Chris TrimbyWisconsin Institute for Science Education & Community Engagement

Heiko JansenWashington State University

Explore this textbook

Read the fully unlocked textbook below, and if you’re interested in learning more, get in touch to see how you can use this textbook in your course today.

Welcome to Human Anatomy

Hi there, and welcome to Top Hat's Human Anatomy Textbook! We hope you have a great experience with this course and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook.

Interactive Questions

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are six types of questions we have to offer, plus discussion style questions. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer and then click "Submit". If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question.

Multiple Choice Example

Which of the following is not a function of the skeleton?

A

Protection

B

Support and attachment

C

Blood cell formation

D

Sodium ion homeostasis

E

Movement


​2) Word Answer: Just type your answer into the textbox and click "Submit".

Word Answer Example

This is a textbook written about human _________


​3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number.

Numeric Answer Example

How many bones make up the adult human skeleton?


​4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left-hand column, and then click and drag its match in the right-hand column to align them.  The remaining options in the right-hand column will reshuffle. 

Matching Example

Match each bone with its corresponding part of the body.

Premise
Response
1

Femur

A

Leg

2

Ulna

B

Arm

3

Mandible

C

Head


​5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by an image. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed. Often you will find that the images in these questions will have "hotspots" or targets on them. Make sure when you submit your answer that your selection is over the hotspot so you get credit if your answer is correct.

Click on Target Example

Click on the hotspot pointing to the heart.


​6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order.

Sorting Question Example

Sort these structures from smallest to largest.

A

Organ

B

Cell

C

Organelle


​7) Discussion Question: These are long-form, typed responses that are submitted and read by your professor.

Discussion Question Example

What is the importance of the epiglottis during swallowing?

Call Out Sections

There are three types of call out sections to look out for, which will support your learning in different ways. They are each highlighted by a different banner, detailed below.

​Throughout the book, you will see this Focus on Disease banner, which indicates sections within each chapter to highlight diseases relevant to the topic. These will help you explore and deepen your understanding of the topic. Expect to find 1-3 per chapter.


You will also see this banner, which introduces real-world clinical cases for you to try to diagnose using your understanding of the subject. The In The Clinic sections will give a clinical case, ask a question about the diagnosis, and explain the proper diagnosis and treatment. Expect to find 1-3 per chapter.


Lastly, you will see this banner, which will outline a thought-provoking question relevant to the topic and its answer. The Thought Question section allows you to deepen your understanding of a topic by asking for answers to more exploratory questions.

Interactive Diagrams

Throughout the book  you will come across interactive diagrams. These will have interactive circles on them, which will appear when you hover over the image with your mouse. Hovering over the circles themselves will cause a definition, video, photo, or article to pop up, to enhance your understanding of the topic.​

3D Models

Throughout the book you will also find interactive 3D models of body parts, systems, or organs. You will be able to interact with these models in a number of ways, giving you a visual tool to support the anatomical learning in each chapter.

Try exploring the 3D model below. 

Can you rotate the skeleton to see the back view? Can you get the label for one of the femurs to pop up? How about zooming out until you can see all the bones of the foot?

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Here's a deep dive into the ways you can interact with these models. By clicking the circle with the three dots in the bottom right corner, you can access:

Zoom: Using the "+" and "-" icons, you can zoom in and out of the model.

Pan/Rotate: Click on the icon to either pan or 3D rotate the model. The icon will change depending on whether you are currently in "pan" mode or "orbit" mode. Then, just click and drag to move the model accordingly.

Recenter: Using the "bullseye" icon, the image can be recentered in the middle of the screen.

Fullscreen: By clicking the icon with the two arrows, the 3D model will open in fullscreen in a new window.

Help: For full navigation instructions across a range of devices, hit the "?" icon.


In-Chapter Feedback

Above is a picture of the Optional Feedback Survey at the end of each chapter. ​​​

 We would love to hear your feedback about the text! We take every comment into consideration when thinking about how to make the text better, and regularly release updates based on what we hear from you.

At the end of every chapter, there is a survey like the one pictured to the right that you can fill out to ask questions, or report any issues. This survey is entirely optional and the responses are sent to Top Hat, not your professor.


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Reference for this text:

Jenny, Lindsey, & Geske, Nicole (Eds.). (2018). Human Anatomy. Toronto, ON: Top Hat Monocle. Available from https://tophat.com/marketplace/science-&-math/biology/textbooks/human-anatomy-lindsey-jenny-nicole-geske/3020.

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Good luck, and we hope you have a great semester!


Version 2.0.6

Try holding down your mouse button and dragging the model.
Click on the upper leg bone!
Try opening up the menu using the three dots in the bottom right hand corner, and using the + and - to zoom in and out.