What anatomy book are you using for Spring 2007? - page 2

Hello, For all the people who are taking anatomy in spring 2007, what book are you using? I just bought "Primary Anatomy" by John V. Basmajian. It's almost 400 pages!! I'll try to devote most of... Read More

  1. by   blueyesue
    It seems the prices just keep climbing. :angryfire
  2. by   mixyRN
    Quote from KEL2BanRN
    We use Marieb's text - the green one with one of the Williams sisters on the front (it's put away right now or I'd check the title). It's over 1000 pages. But we use it for A&P I, II and III. We also use Eder's Lab Atlas and we use a coloring book which is very helpful.
    That's what my Nursing school uses, but I did both A&P's at the community college and our text was Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology by Martini, lab book was by Marieb. The set was over $220 new! :angryfire

    Sold them back on half.com for about $140.
  3. by   2008nurse2b
    We are using Marieb 7th Edition, $172 I am glad I get to put off buying this one until February since my other books are also $150, $35, and $130. Not a cheap semester.
  4. by   Freedom42
    We use the latest edition of Martini, and I have to say it is not well-edited. It was clearly hacked down to minimize pages. Sentences are sometimes cut off, with words missing. Or you'll read about a concept that suddenly comes out of nowhere and presumes you have prior knowledge of the topic -- except that the prior info was cut out. The CD that comes with the package is a joke full of (mostly) useless animations. We also have a custom workbook that goes with it. The whole package was around $220 new. It does include access to a website that is handy for testing your knowledge before a test.

    When the nursing faculty at my school was throwing out older Martini editions -- books that had never been used -- a savvy friend asked if she could have them. As a result, a number of us now have older, much better Martini books. Though they were published within the last five years, the information is not dated, and the versions we have include many of the graphics that were eliminated from the latest edition. A lot of my classmates use these older versions, and our professor says they're better than the new version. The organization of the content is virtually identical. If you can borrow one, it's really worth it.
  5. by   live4rachael
    Quote from mixy
    That's what my Nursing school uses, but I did both A&P's at the community college and our text was Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology by Martini, lab book was by Marieb. The set was over $220 new! :angryfire

    Sold them back on half.com for about $140.

    Yep, that's what we use too for lecture and lab. I took A&P I this fall and am set up for II in the spring...then will sell em back come May.
  6. by   occc2010rn
    We are using Marieb 7 th edition as well. I bought it last sem. because my school uses it for both A&P's for $180, but the kicker is that it is not even bound!!!! Over 1100 pages!
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from crimson
    saladin's 4th edition, form and function. just a small $200.00....then lab same guy $30.00

    our school used to use the marieb's years ago, was much....cheaper
    this is the book we use too saladin they have a great website i used for ap1 all the time to help study! i found it very helpful.

    anatomy & physiology
  8. by   catzy5
    Quote from mixy
    That's what my Nursing school uses, but I did both A&P's at the community college and our text was Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology by Martini, lab book was by Marieb. The set was over $220 new! :angryfire

    Sold them back on half.com for about $140.

    I bought my saladin new but I have to admit its woth it as we use it for 2 semesters. My micro class we need 2 books one is 207 the other 91 (new) I found the lab book for 20 at half.com its a paper back book 91 dollars is nuts! the lecture book of course is the 07 edition so there isn't one used and we only use it for one semester.
  9. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Human Anatomy by McKinley
  10. by   mixyRN
    Quote from Freedom42
    We use the latest edition of Martini, and I have to say it is not well-edited. It was clearly hacked down to minimize pages. Sentences are sometimes cut off, with words missing. Or you'll read about a concept that suddenly comes out of nowhere and presumes you have prior knowledge of the topic -- except that the prior info was cut out. The CD that comes with the package is a joke full of (mostly) useless animations. We also have a custom workbook that goes with it. The whole package was around $220 new. It does include access to a website that is handy for testing your knowledge before a test.

    When the nursing faculty at my school was throwing out older Martini editions -- books that had never been used -- a savvy friend asked if she could have them. As a result, a number of us now have older, much better Martini books. Though they were published within the last five years, the information is not dated, and the versions we have include many of the graphics that were eliminated from the latest edition. A lot of my classmates use these older versions, and our professor says they're better than the new version. The organization of the content is virtually identical. If you can borrow one, it's really worth it.
    Freedom- you are SO right about the latest Martini edition! I am a tutor and we only had the 5th and 6th edition available to us so I used it all last semester for my students. I absolutely LOVED the 5th edition and purchased a copy for myself as a reference guide. The 7th edition was a piece of crap... I found so many errors in my student's book, including diagrams that were labelled incorrectly... for example the radius and ulna were wrong on 2 diagrams! Pricey piece of garbage!
    By the way, I am looking the purchase the CD rom only from the 7th edition. I found it useful so if you know anyone willing to sell it, please let me know!
  11. by   Dabuggy
    I just realized that the link above goes to a website that is set up like the Hole's A+P website I was talking about.
    Use it too your advantage.

    Dabuggy
  12. by   blueyesue
    I just purchased my text book and lab manual. $270.00. It looks to be laid out very nicely with good pictures and diagrams.
  13. by   RN2bemommyof3
    I didn't get out of the bookstore for less than $200(and I bought one book used). We are using Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Tortora and Derrickson and Anatomy & Physiology Lab Text by Gunstream et al.
    Kimberly

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