Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function is student's book about physiology by Arthur J. Vander James H. Sherman Dorothy S. Luciano. The fundamental purpose of this textbook has remained undeniably the same: to present the principles and facts of human physiology in a format that is suitable for undergraduates regardless of academic background or field of study. In this eighth edition, authors Vander, Sherman, and Luciano continue their approach, teaching students the importance of mechanisms and regulation, so that they begin to think in terms of processes and sequences, rather than simply memorizing the information. The work presents fundamental principles and facts of human physiology in a format that is suitable for undergraduate students, regardless of academic backgrounds or fields of study. The eighth edition of "Human Physiology" has a whole new look with a significantly enhanced art program and completely new interior design. It has also been completely updated. The text in every chapter has been revised, where appropriate, for accuracy and clarity and to take account of significant contemporary research.