Three unifying themes that have helped to organize and set the tone of this textbook continue to be valid and are retained in this edition. These themes are: Interrelationships of body organ systems, Homeostasis, and Complementarity of structure and function. Each chapter begins with a “Chapter Roadmap” diagram that indicates the topics covered by the modules in the chapter and shows how these topics relate to each other. Another nicety on each chapter’s first page is the “Why This Matters” icon and QR code that links to a video of a health-care professional telling us why the chapter’s content is important for his or her work.
In this edition, we have taken great pains to ensure that the text and associated art are almost always covered on the same two-page spread. (Human Anatomy & Physiology 10th Edition; Elaine N. Marieb, Katja Hoehn; Pearson Education Limited ; Preface: Page 16, 17)