Digital Histology: An Interactive CD Atlas with Review Text

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Praise for the First Edition:

"An excellent resource to review fundamental concepts that craft our understanding of the human body."
The American Biology Teacher

Digital Histology: An Interactive CD Atlas with Review Text offers a complete introduction to histology with superbly clear and thoroughly labeled images andillustrations within an elegant navigation structure. While the printed book provides a handy, consistentlystructured outline for your review of key issues in thestudy of human histology, the CD-ROM is an inter-active, annotated digital color atlas of micrographs.

Features new to this edition include:

  • Over 1,200 light and electron microscopic images (almost 500 more images than in the first edition) that can be superimposed with labels and descriptive legends

  • New electron micrographs with diagrammatic overlays highlighting structural features

  • New sections on mitosis and meiosis, which contain stage-by-stage diagrams detailing structural events

  • A side-by-side diagrammatic comparison of thestages of mitosis and meiosis

  • Expanded coverage of supporting cells in nervous tissue; gametogenesis in the male and female reproductive systems; and hemopoiesis

The CD-ROM provides interactive learning on both Mac and PC platforms. In addition to its hundreds of new images, this new edition features a navigational tool that tracks current locations within the contents, as well as allowing linear and nonlinear access to any screen. It also features randomized viewing of images, especially helpful to use alongside the self-quizzes.

Digital Histology is an indispensable learning tool for students and teachers in medicine, histology, human biology, anatomy and physiology, and pathology.

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With medical and dental schools seeking to reduce the amount of course laboratory time, Digital Histology provides a comprehensive course on histology through images, eliminating the need for a scheduled laboratory.

Digital Histology is an interactive, annotated atlas with over 750 original, digitized microscope images accompanied by detailed descriptions and optional labels. Both the CD and text components of this multimedia resource follow the same organizational scheme for easy navigation and better comprehension. Other features include:

  • Randomized order of viewing images–especially helpful for taking quizzes and reviewing
  • Handy navigational menu bar–linear and nonlinear access to any screen while also showing user’s current position in the large volume of content
  • Self-grading quizzes with answers, including detailed explanations
  • A help mode–offering animated explanations of primary program features
  • Superb image quality

A one-stop introduction to histology, Digital Histology gives the user both a conceptual overview and the descriptive histology of its various topics, which are organized into sections covering cells, tissues, and organs and systems. An excellent tool for teaching, self-instruction, and self-assessment, Digital Histology offers a clear and concise presentation of histology through an exhaustive and dynamic set of images and illustrations.

About the Author:

Alice S. Pakurar, Ph.D. and John W. Bigbee, Ph.D., both hold professorships in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University. Their excellence in teaching has been recognized by numerous teaching awards.

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