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The Anatomy Coloring Book, 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Wynn Kapit , Lawrence M. Elson
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January 16, 1997 0064550168 978-0064550161 2
This unique learning tool teaches anatomical concepts and illustrates all the structures and systems of the body through coloring exercises, an effective teaching device that also aids in the retention of the material. 163 detailed illustrations are organized according to body systems; an ingenious color-key system links terminology to illustrations, reinforcing learning and impressing upon students the visual details of anatomy. This edition features new coverage of the lymphoid-immune system, and 29 new plates.

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  • Paperback: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 2 edition (January 16, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064550168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064550161
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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117 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Anatomy Aid -- A must for med students June 29, 2000
Format:Paperback
This book is the best reference on the human body I've found! It focuses individually on each system, with large ready-to-color pages. This book list all bones and muscles in the human body (in the drawings, too) and reveals their locations. It goes into extreme detail about everything, and shows a fetal circulation diagram, which I have had trouble finding in other books. This book lists the view names (anterior, posterior, superior, ventral, etc.) and gives a diagram. It even spends some time talking about cells and tissues, with a colorable diagram of a cell. This book is a MUST for med students, and would make a great reference book for physicians. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in human anatomy, for I sure am enjoying it. Also check out "The Physiology Coloring Book, 2nd Edition". Note:For this book you should have a good supply of quality colored pencils, probably about 30, including gray and black.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
I'm an 11th grader attending Norwich Free Academy currently taking AP anatomy & pysiology. This is one of those books, not required, but extrememely useful for surviving anatomy. With all the memorization, the coloring and written out labels w/ definitions, helps your out class grade so much. The visuals are so graphic and precise I find it has helped maintain a high gpa in the course. I would recommend this book for highschool & college anatomy students as well as for anatomy teachers. When the teachers print out the different coloring pages to assign for hw, as silly as it sounds, it infact helps w/ the whole physical concept. It is also a great break in between attempting Uconn Chemistry problems and reading about a bunch of dead guys in AP history. =P
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great - Wonderful Learning Tool for Students November 14, 1998
Format:Paperback
I am an undergrad Pre-Med student, and I found that working with this book was a valuable resource for helping me to learn the parts of the body that I need to know. This book is laid out very well, and in addition to the outlines of the structures, provides brief summaries of their functions. I don't really know why this book helps ingrain the anatomy in one's brain, but my whole class purchased this book and we have found it extraordinarily helpful!!!!!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent tool for visual learners October 21, 2002
Format:Paperback
This is a workbook I'd reccomend for any student of Anatomy. I make a point to get a new copy every three to four years and color through it just to review and stay fresh. I am studying massage Therapy now, and first used this book six years ago when I was thinking about going into massage therapy or physical therapy since I knew I would need this(if you're wondering why the long length of time, just getting money together for school).
The knowlegde of the muscles, thier attachemnts, origins, and actions have stayed fresh in my mind for years so that going through A&P was much easier for me than for my classmates. While the bones and muscles were my main interest, I aquired a good working knowledge of the rest of the body from this book along with my textbooks.
This book is great for anyone even thinking of a medical profession, or artists needing a better understanding of how the body is put together. I have known a few people this book didn't help, but this was because they were not visual learners, but this is great for anyone who learns visually.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent adjunct for anatomy August 17, 2001
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The beauty of this book is that it's appropriate for all ages--it's detailed enough for a 1st year med student (especially for the summer before you start--it takes too long to color during the semester), and if you're a visual learner, you'll probably find it a better tool than just any old textbook. The text accompanying each picture is probably too much for a high school student, and maybe just enough for a med student, but it's a good starting point no matter what your level.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best way to learn April 13, 1999
By Mike T
Format:Paperback
I am a massage therapy student and this is the great way to learn all the insertions of each muscles. It even has general information about each muscle group. Coloring is not only fun, but this really does sink in. How else can you learn all the names?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for anyone wanting to learn anatomy June 25, 2000
Format:Paperback
Roll up your sleeves, get your colored pencils out and go to town. Color by number and get a great, detailed understanding of the entire muscular and skeletal system along with all of the body's other important systems. A great reference guide that I refer to time and time again when researching injuries and teaching my clients about various muscle groups. - Michael J. Merlino, Certified Professional Fitness Trainer
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great learning tool June 22, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
When this book is first assigned, you may be skeptical about its effectiveness as a learning tool. For me, it is similar to writing a grocery list - if you leave it at home, odds are you can remember a lot on the list, just because you went through the exercise of writing it down. There is tremendous value to repeating, for example, the name of a particular bone, while you color. It's a terrific memory exercise. Fear not! Dive in!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product. Will do business again.
Published 2 days ago by Wilner
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not think of this as a "Coloring Book". It is tool for learning in...
This should be required material for anyone who has an artistic or medical bent. The knowledge one gains from tracing, outlining, shading, and coloring all the parts of the body as... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Werner
2.0 out of 5 stars Used
Service was good but coloring book was not unused as claimed. There were several pages in the front that had been worked on but not completed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed
Excellent book for review and study companion. There's lots of detail and extended information. This is definitely for the serious student.
Published 5 months ago by Ishmaella
4.0 out of 5 stars She passed...
My daughter passed Anatomy so I guess the book did its job. She said the book was a hugh help.
Published 6 months ago by MNOTES5
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Physical Therapy Students
Has everything I need to ace Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology class. It is more than just a coloring book !
Published 9 months ago by Jason Woodell
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW, great book and great price.!!
This book makes learning a lot easier. It makes you feel like a kid again, as you color different parts of the body you are also learning your anatomy. Read more
Published 12 months ago by MaxPower3131
5.0 out of 5 stars The Anatomy Coloring Book
Very useful tool and helping to learning the human anatomy. It was purchased so that I could understand my own body and I still refer to it.
Published 15 months ago by Duchess
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Anatomy Coloring Book
This book is excellent to teach young people anatomy as well as a reference book for all ages. I purchased the book as a birthday gift for my 15 year old granddaughter.
Published 20 months ago by Barbara Rickert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to learn anatomy from!
This is the second time that I've had this book. The first copy I had is currently in las vegas, nv and I am in jacksonville, fl so I cannot put it to use. Read more
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