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Wynn Kapit graduated in 1955 from the University of Miami, Florida with honors in Business Administration and Law. He then attended Art Center School in Los Angeles and worked in New York as a graphic designer and advertising art director from 1960-66. He moved to California to pursue a painting career and was given a one-man show at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco in 1968. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley and received a Masters in Painting and worked as a portraitist and teacher of figure drawing.
While taking a class in human anatomy at San Francisco City College, he discovered a way to effectively learn the subject by coloring in drawings, diagrams and names. The teacher of the course, Lawrence Elson, Ph.D. agreed to help him produce a coloring book. Elson wrote and Kapit designed and illustrated The Anatomy Coloring Book, which was published in 1977 and has been a widely-translated bestseller ever since. The Physiology Coloring Book was published in 1987, with the assistance of two professors from Berkeley: Robert Macey and Esmail Meisami. The Geography Coloring Book was published in 1991; Kapit drew the maps and wrote the text. The Anatomy Coloring Book was published in a second edition in 1993, and second editions of Geography and Physiology Coloring Books will be published in 1997.
Lawrence M. Elson received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Zoology (Pre-Med), and completed his graduate and Ph.D. work in Human Anatomy also at the University of California, Berkeley. Elson has served as an instructor in human anatomy at the City College of San Francisco, an assistant professor of anatomy at Baylor College of Medicine, and as a lecturer at numerous additional universities and professional organizations.
Elson is the founder and president of Coloring Concepts, Inc. (CCI), producer and packager of college level, educational, scientific directed-coloring texts. He is the author/co-author of the Anatomy Coloring Book, Human Brain Coloring Book, Zoology Coloring Book, and Microbiology Coloring Book.
Presently, he is principally functioning as a clinical and forensic anatomist retained as a consultant to governments, provinces, insurance and other corporations, and law firms on causation of injury issues in cases in or anticipated to be involved in litigation.
Future plans include expanding CCI by developing new titles in the physical sciences and other education-related disciplines.
SouthernGalAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Really not as helpfulSeptember 15, 2012SouthernGalAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1As a nurse teaching high school age; I am not impressed. I used a different A/P coloring book and the pictures were larger and more explanatory. I really think this is an ok product just not for what I needed.
mominator5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome Tool!September 28, 2011mominatorQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We are very impressed with the quality and detail of this coloring book. It is a great tool for learning and makes the intricate parts/systems of the body more understandable. I would highly recommend it for all learning types.
SherriColumbus, OhioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very nice!!September 10, 2011SherriColumbus, OhioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very well constructed and my son loves it. I have not had one complaint from him about. It is not a kiddy coloring book.
greenacresKansas, OKAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good supplement for a high school anatomy class.August 15, 2011greenacresKansas, OKAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Found this supplemental coloring book to greatly assist my students in memorizing human anatomy. My students love the opportunity to color for homework. Was also pleasantly supprised to find brief textual summaries of each drawing. This greatly assists student comprehension and retention. Was a little dissapointed in the small size of the drawings to be colored.
Lisa5 Stars Out Of 5My daughter loves it - great! Kind of expensive.October 19, 2010LisaQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 5My daughter loves the book. She is taking anatomy and physiology. It was expensive, but worth the purchase.