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.

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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

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Table of Contents - Human Anatomy

Structure Dictates Function
Mapping the Human Body

Biological Membranes
Gene Expression and the Endomembrane System
Molecular Transport
Cell Signalling
Cell-Cell Interactions and the Extracellular Matrix
Cell Fate

Examination of Tissues Using Microscopy
Connective Tissues
Muscle Tissue
Nervous Tissue
Tissue Injury and Repair
Life and Death of Cells and Tissues

Epidermis
Dermis
Hypodermis
Accessory Structures of the Integumentary System
The Effects of Aging on the Skin
The Integumentary System is Interconnected with All Other Systems in the Body

Bones
Macroscopic Features of Long Bones
Bone Ossification
Maintaining Homeostasis

The Axial Skeleton
The Skull
Bones Associated with the Skull
Effects of Aging on the Skull
Sex Determination Using the Skull
Vertebrae and Vertebral Column
Thoracic Cage

Pectoral Girdle
Upper Limb
Pelvis and Pelvic Girdle
Lower Limbs

Fibrous Joints
Cartilaginous Joints
Synovial Joints
Selected Articulations
Clinical Considerations

Muscle Tissue Functions
Muscle Tissue Anatomy
Agin Muscle Tissue
Names of Muscle Tissues
Muscle Tissue as Levers
Aging and Muscle Fibers

Muscles of the Head and Neck
Muscles of the Posterior Neck and Back
Muscles of Respiration
Anterolateral Abdominal Wall
Posterior Abdominal Wall Muscles
Muscles of the Pelvis and Perineum

Upper Limb
Lower Limb

Head and Neck Landmarks
Surface Anatomy of the Trunk (Torso)
Upper and Lower Limb

Functional Divisions of the Nervous System
Structural Divisions of the Nervous System
Nervous Tissue
Nerve Impulses and Synapses
Basic Neural Circuitry

Meninges, CSF, and Blood-Brain Barrier
Organization of the Brain
Cerebrum
Diencephalon
The Limbic System
Cerebellum
Brainstem
Spinal Cord

Cranial Nerves
Spinal Nerves
Nerve Plexus
Reflexes

Functional Anatomy of Nervous System Pathways
Motor Pathways and Skeletal Muscles
Types of Motor Pathways
Motor Pathways and Muscle Tone and Posture
Disorders of the Motor Pathways
Aging at the Motor Pathways
General Sensory Systems
Somatosensory Pathways
Aging of Sensory Receptors

Comparison of the Somatic and Autonomic Nervous Systems
Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
Effects of the Autonomic Nervous System
ANS Regulation of Homeostasis

Vision
Audition and Balance
Olfaction
Gustation

Anatomy of the Endocrine System
Patterns of Organization of the Endocrine System
Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
Endocrine Tissues
Aging and the Endocrine System

Lymphatic Vessels
Lymphatic Tissues and Organs
Lymphocytes
Innate Immunity
Aging and the Immune System

Structure and Function of Blood Vessels
Systemic Circulation
Pulmonary Circulation
Effect of Aging on Circulation

Organizing Principles of Cardiac Anatomy
Cardiac Anatomy
Excitability in the Myocardium
Effect of Aging on the Heart

Structures of the Respiratory System
Mechanics of Respiration
Effects of Aging on the Respiratory System

The Digestive System Has Anatomical and Functional Patterns
Regional Specializations
Regional Specialization: The Stomach
Regional Specialization: The Small Intestine
Regional Specialization: The Large Intestine
Accessory Organs
The Pancreas
Blood Supply
Autonomic Innervation of the Foregut, Midgut, & Hindgut
Aging of the Digestive System

Anatomy of the Urinary System
Formation of Urine
Effect of Aging on Kidney Function

Comparing Reproductive Anatomy
The Male Reproductive Tract
The Male Accessory Sex Glands
Female Reproductive System
The Female External Genitalia
Contraceptive Methods
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Reproductive Systems and Aging

Gametogenesis
The Pre-Embryonic Period
Early Embryogenesis
Uterine Receptivity and Implantation
Embryogenesis and the Origin of Tissues
Pregnancy
Parturition