Dr. Ty C.M. Hoffman
BIO160: General Biology for Biology Majors I
Estrella Mountain Community College

I don't strictly require any specific textbook for this course, but you are required to purchase (or borrow) at least one. There are several textbooks devoted to human anatomy and physiology. Any of them will provide you with the necessary information. The main difference is that they will vary in the way the material is presented to you. There is no single book that is best for every student. If you want to have a textbook that features the same figures that I will present in my lectures, then I suggest that you use the textbook that appears in my syllabus. However, you'll have access to all of those slide shows, anyway, via the website. Also, whichever book you choose, there's no great need to buy the latest (and therefore most expensive) edition. Below you will find links to new and used copies of the textbooks I use for my courses, as well as several other books that might help you. They are only suggestions.

BIO160: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (12th Edition), by Marieb and Keller (ISBN 9780134395326)
Earlier Editions (Any of these is fine for this course, and they are substantially cheaper.)
11th Edition (ISBN 0073378259)
10th Edition (ISBN 0073525693)
9th Edition (ISBN 0073316083)

More In-depth A&P Textbooks:
Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function (7th ed.), by Saladin (ISBN 0073403717)
Earlier Editions (Substantially cheaper.)
6th Edition (ISBN 0073378259)
5th Edition (ISBN 0073525693)
4th Edition (ISBN 0073316083)

Another book that might be helpful:
Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms, by Borror (ISBN 0874840538)

An open-source textbook:

The important thing is for you to have a textbook that is useful to you personally. All of my examinations will feature questions taken directly from my lectures. Nearly all of that information can be found in just about any A&P textbook. Any textbook intended for biology majors will be more in-depth than is required for this course.