Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness , 13th Edition

By Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons) MSc CertEd SRN RNT PFHEA and Allison Grant, BSc PhD FHEA
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The new edition of the hugely successful Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness continues to bring its readers the core essentials of human biology presented in a clear and straightforward manner. Fully updated throughout, the book now comes with enhanced learning features including helpful revision questions and an all new art programme to help make learning even easier. The 13th edition retains its popular website, which contains a wide range of 'critical thinking' exercises as well as new animations, an audio-glossary, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test program, and helpful weblinks. Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness will be of particular help to readers new to the subject area, those returning to study after a period of absence, and for anyone whose first language isn't English.

Key Features
  • Latest edition of the world's most popular textbook on basic human anatomy and physiology with over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide
  • Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy
  • Accompanying website contains animations, audio-glossary, case studies and other self-assessment material, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test software, and helpful weblinks
  • Includes basic pathology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders
  • Contains helpful learning features such as Learning Outcomes boxes, colour coding and design icons together with a stunning illustration and photography collection
  • Contains clear explanations of common prefixes, suffixes and roots, with helpful examples from the text, plus a glossary and an appendix of normal biological values.
  • Particularly valuable for students who are completely new to the subject, or returning to study after a period of absence, and for anyone whose first language is not English

New to this Edition
  • All new illustration programme brings the book right up-to-date for today's student
  • Helpful 'Spot Check' questions at the end of each topic to monitor progress
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest information on common and/or life threatening diseases and disorders
  • Review and Revise end-of-chapter exercises assist with reader understanding and recall
  • Over 120 animations - many of them newly created - help clarify underlying scientific and physiological principles and make learning fun
ISBN 9780702072765
Table of Content

Section 1 The body and its constituents

1 Anatomy and organisation of the body

2 Physiological chemistry and processes

3 Cells and tissues

Section 2 Communication

4 The blood

5 The cardiovascular system

6 The lymphatic system

7 The nervous system

8 The special senses

9 The endocrine system

Section 3 Intake of raw materials and elimination of waste

10 The respiratory system

11 Introduction to nutrition

12 The digestive system

13 The urinary system

Section 4 Protection and survival

14 The skin

15 Resistance and immunity

16 The musculoskeletal system

17 Introduction to genetics

18 The reproductive systems


Normal values


Author Information By Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons) MSc CertEd SRN RNT PFHEA , Former Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK and Allison Grant, BSc PhD FHEA, Lecturer, Department of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Pages 564
Publication Date 06-06-2018
Stock Status In Stock
Published Reviews "With each edition I enjoy the clear explanations of very complex topics and the new graphics that make this book foundational for any one entering a health care profession."
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