The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn KapitThe Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit

The Anatomy Coloring Book

byWynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson

Paperback | March 27, 2013

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For more than 35 years, The Anatomy Coloring Book has been the #1 best-selling human anatomy coloring book! A useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning anatomical structures, this concisely written text features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn figures that were crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Organized according to body systems, each of the 162 two-page spreads  featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system where anatomical terminology is linked to detailed illustrations of the structures of the body. When you color to learn with The Anatomy Coloring Book, you make visual associations with key terminology, and assimilate information while engaging in kinesthetic learning. Studying anatomy is made easy and fun!


The Fourth Edition features user-friendly two-page spreads with enlarged art, clearer, more concise text descriptions, and new boldface headings that make this classic coloring book accessible to a wider range of learners.


WYNN KAPIT Wynn Kapit, the designer and illustrator of this book, has had careers in law, graphic and advertising design, painting, and teaching.       In 1955, he graduated from law school, with honors, from the University of Miami and was admitted to the Florida Bar. He practiced law both before and after military service. Four ...
Title:The Anatomy Coloring BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.85 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:March 27, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321832019

ISBN - 13:9780321832016

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still the best, 30+ years later This really is the gold standard for Anatomy books. The diagrams are great, and it's very helpful for students from junior high to university. It would also be great fr a layperson who just like coloring as a way to relax, and it's useful!
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun way to help memorize It is a great way to learn if your a visual learner. It however would require background knowledge or to be used as a sort of visual aide as you wont really learn anything from it by itself. Its great to help you recall and solidify memorizing exactly what the parts look like.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT I used this as a tool to help with my anatomy course in nursing school. It was used along side the textbook and was very helpful, especially since you use a colour code. I highly recommend this for any student as a supplement to their text book, or for a refresher for any professional who loves to colour
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful and fun. As a visual learner in the physical sciences, this book is really helpful in conceptualizing the different parts of the body.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really helps for Kinesiology students! The different angles/viewpoints are really helpful for understanding the structures. Would definitely recommend this for students trying to memorize/comprehend the muscular & skeletal systems in particular. Unless you're interested in science, I don't know if this is the "adult colouring book" for you. lol.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very neat Some call this "educational", but it's not like anyone will retain the tiny bit of information in this. Just appreciate the cool pictures you get to color.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it i bought this as a learning and stress relief tool
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love a great tool for anyone wanting to dive deep into anatomy...
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Study Tool This was listed as an optional textbook for one of my university classes and I am so glad I invested in it. It has a fantastic balance of actual colouring and information to give depth to the theory from my anatomy class. This helped with the memorization.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Wow! Very very good, was recommended by a Berkeley prof and does not disappoint!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is awesome Such a great idea to study
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great way to learn! This was an awesome tool to help identify and learn anatomy. Interactive and makes you want to learn more.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So helpful This book has been so helpful for my anatomy class in my nursing program. I am a visual-kinesthetic learner so getting to colour in the anatomical diagrams then look at them to study works great for me. I like that there are also mini tests in this book!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I received this as a gift and I love colouring it whenever I have the opportunity too. It has insightful explanations that accompany every drawing. This is very much like an interactive textbook, quite substantial in length, and extends over the broad subject of anatomy. I would recommend this to anyone studying anatomy who is a kinesthetic or visual learner by nature or simply enjoys colouring and art. Fantastic resource to have and look over!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful! This book has been very helpful in my kinesiology class. It helps me remember information about different body parts and the location fo body parts.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really helpful! This book is really helpful in my Kinesiology course. It has diagrams to colour and facts about the body parts.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great learning tool I find this book to be a great way to learn more about the muscles and bones of the body. I refer back to it often.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ingenious! great idea, get to know your body. Have not purchased but will.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book with printing error I bought this book to help me with anatomy in university and it's great! The only problem is that there must have been a printing error because I don't have pages 146-161, but have 130-145 twice. I didn't even notice until we got to that section in class, so it's already partly colored. Am I able to exchange my book for a copy with all the pages?
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Valuable! This book and using it as suggested really helps with understanding the human body with all its parts and connections!
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Valuable Asset This book is a valuable asset for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the human body. The structure of the book divides the body into systems each identified with their own individual colour. This simple, logical structure makes learning about anatomy clear, concise and easy.
Date published: 2007-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Awesome Way To Learn The Anatomy Coloring Book is the best possible way to learn human anatomy. It's been proven that by coloring the anatomy you are forced to learn the anatomy better than you would have by just flipping through the pages of a textbook. I would definitely recommend this book to pre-med/ medical students.
Date published: 2006-06-23

Table of Contents






 1.   Anatomic Planes & Sections

 2.   Terms of Position & Direction

 3.   Systems of the Body (1)

 4.   Systems of the Body (2)

 5.   Cavities & Linings


  6.   The Generalized Cell

  7.   Cell Division / Mitosis

  8.   Tissues: Epithelial

  9.   Tissues: Fibrous Connective Tissues

10.   Tissues: Supporting Connective Tissues

11.   Tissues: Muscle

12.   Tissues: Skeletal Muscle Microstructure

13.   Tissues: Nervous

14.   Integration of Tissues


15.   The Integument: Epidermis

16.   The Integument: Dermis


17.   Long Bone Structure

18.   Endochondral Ossification

19.   Axial / Appendicular Skeleton

20.   Classification of Joints

21.   Terms of Movements

22.   Bones of the Skull (1)

23.   Bones of the Skull (2)

24.   Temporomandibular Joint

25.   Vertebral Column

26.   Cervical & Thoracic Vertebrae

27.   Lumbar, Sacral, & Coccygeal Vertebrae

28.   Bony Thorax

29.   Upper Limb: Pectoral Girdle & Humerus

30.   Upper Limb: Glenohumeral (Shoulder)


31.   Upper Limb: Bones of the Forearm

32.   Upper Limb: Elbow & Related Joints

33.   Upper Limb: Bones / Joints of the Wrist &      


34.   Upper Limb: Bones / Joints in Review

35.   Lower Limb: Hip Bone, Pelvic Girdle, &


36.   Lower Limb: Male & Female Pelves

37.   Lower Limb: Sacroiliac & Hip Joints

38.   Lower Limb: Bones of the Thigh & Leg

39.   Lower Limb: Knee Joint

40.   Lower Limb: Ankle Joint & Bones of the 


41.   Lower Limb: Bones & Joints in Review


42.   Introduction to Skeletal Muscle

43.   Integration of Muscle Action

44.   Head: Muscles of Facial Expression

45.   Head: Muscles of Mastication

46.   Neck: Anterior & Lateral Muscles

47.   Torso: Deep Muscles of the Back &         

                  Posterior Neck

48.   Torso: Muscles of the Bony Thorax &          

                  Posterior Abdominal Wall

49.   Torso: Muscles of the Anterior Abdominal 

                 Wall & Inguinal Region

50.   Torso: Muscles of the Pelvis

51.   Torso: Muscles of the Perineum

52.   Upper Limb: Muscles of Scapular 


53.   Upper Limb: Muscles of the  

                           Musculotendinous Cuff

54.   Upper Limb: Movers of the Shoulder Joint

55.   Upper Limb: Movers of Elbow & Radioulnar


56.   Upper Limb: Movers of Wrist & Hand Joints

57.   Upper Limb: Movers of Hand Joints 


58.   Upper Limb: Review of Muscles

59.   Lower Limb: Muscles of the Gluteal Region

60.   Lower Limb: Muscles of the Posterior  


61.   Lower Limb: Muscles of the Medial Thigh

62.   Lower Limb: Muscles of the Anterior Thigh

63.   Lower Limb: Muscles of the Anterior &

                              Lateral Leg

64.   Lower Limb: Muscles of the Posterior Leg

65.   Lower Limb: Muscles of the Foot


66.   Lower Limb: Review of Muscles

67.   Functional Overview


68.   Organization

69.   Functional Classification of Neurons

70.   Synapses & Neurotransmitters

71.   Neuromuscular Integration


72.   Development of the Central Nervous System (CNS)

73.   Cerebral Hemispheres

74.   Tracts / Nuclei of Cerebral Hemispheres

75.   Diencephalon

76.   Brain Stem / Cerebellum

77.   Spinal Cord

78.   Ascending Tracts (Pathways)

79.   Descending Tracts


80.   Ventricles of the Brain

81.   Meninges

82.   Circulation of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)


83.   Cranial Nerves

84.   Spinal Nerves & Nerve Roots

85.   Spinal Reflexes

86.  Distribution of Spinal Nerves

87.   Brachial Plexus & Nerves to the Upper Limb

88.   Lumber & Sacral Plexuses: Nerves to the Lower Limb

89.   Dermatomes

90.   Sensory Receptors


91.   ANS: Sympathetic Division (1)

92.   ANS: Sympathetic Division (2)

93.   ANS: Parasympathetic Division


94.   Visual System (1)

95.   Visual System (2)

96.   Visual System (3)

97.   Auditory & Vestibular Systems (1)

98.   Auditory & Vestibular Systems (2)

99.   Taste & Smell


100. Blood & Blood Elements

101. Scheme of Blood Circulation

102. Blood Vessels

103. Mediastinum, Walls, & Coverings of the Heart

104. Chambers of the Heart

105. Cardiac Conduction System & the ECG

106. Coronary Arteries & Cardiac Veins

107. Arteries of the Head & Neck

108. Arteries of the Brain

109. Arteries & Veins of the Upper Limb

110. Arteries of the Lower Limb

111. Aorta, Branches, & Related Vessels

112. Arteries to Gastrointestinal Tract & Related Organs

113. Arteries of the Pelvis & Perineum

114. Review of Principal Arteries

115. Veins of the Head & Neck

116. Caval & Azygos Systems

117. Veins of the Lower Limb

118. Hepatic Portal System

119. Review of Principal Veins


120. Lymphatic Drainage & Lymphocyte Circulation


121.   Introduction

122. Innate & Adaptive Immunity

123. Thymus & Red Marrow

124. Spleen

125. Lymph Node

126. Mucosal Associated Lymphoid Tissue (M.A.L.T.)


127. Overview

128. External Nose, Nasal Septum, & Nasal Cavity

129. Paranasal Air Sinuses

130. Pharynx & Larynx

131. Lobes & Pleura of the Lungs

132. Lower Respiratory Tract

133. Mechanism of Respiration


134. Overview

135. Oral Cavity & Relations

136. Anatomy of a Tooth

137. Pharynx & Swallowing

138. Peritoneum

139. Esophagus and Stomach

140. Small Intestine

141. Large intestine

142. Liver

143. Biliary System & Pancreas


144. Urinary Tract

145. Kidneys & Related Retroperitoneal Structures

146. Kidney & Ureter

147. The Nephron

148. Tubular Function & Renal Circulation


149. Introduction

150. Pituitary Gland & Hypothalamus

151. Pituitary Gland & Target Organs

152. Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands

153. Adrenal (Suprarenal) Glands

154. Pancreatic Islets


155. Male Reproductive System

156. Testis

157. Male Urogenital Structures

158. Female Reproductive System

159. Ovary

160. Uterus, Uterine Tubes, & Vagina

161. Menstrual Cycle

162. Breast (Mammary Gland)