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Gray's Anatomy (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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by Henry Gray, H.V. Carter
     
 

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It so happens that the right teacher can take the form of a book. Gray's Anatomy is one of those few titles that practically everybody has heard of, and with good reason--it is a scientific and artistic triumph. Not just a dry index of parts and names, Gray's lets the natural beauty and grace of the body's interconnected systems and structures shine

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It so happens that the right teacher can take the form of a book. Gray's Anatomy is one of those few titles that practically everybody has heard of, and with good reason--it is a scientific and artistic triumph. Not just a dry index of parts and names, Gray's lets the natural beauty and grace of the body's interconnected systems and structures shine forth from the page. Using sumptuous illustrations and clear, matter-of-fact descriptions, Dr. Gray unleashed a classic on the world more than 100 years ago. Its clarity and usefulness keep it in print today. Whether you want to understand yourself or others, knowledge of our physical parts and how they fit together is essential. Gray's Anatomy provides that information in a simple, timeless format that cleanly dissects a body of knowledge grown over centuries. This book will not only fill the needs of people in the medical profession, but will please artists and naturalists as well.

It is part of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions series. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.

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The British Gray's is a colorful, stylishly illustrated version of the classic anatomy reference with commentary and essays by specialists in their fields, and at nearly twice the price of the American edition one would expect no less. This current edition features the conventional divisions of study with numerous classification changes, including new sections on surface anatomy and neonatal anatomy. Much of the information provided reflects the tremendous changes and advances in molecular biology and imaging which have occurred since 1989. Includes photographs as well as diagrams and drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435114937
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/29/2010
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Pages:
1280
Sales rank:
1,062
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.60(d)

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Gray's Anatomy (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
ZebraStripe More than 1 year ago
I am a teenager who is highly interested in the medical field and had to have this book. Not only is the information valuable, but the edition is beautiful. The content is thought-provoking and goes beyond any biology course. And though the language is challenging, the diagrams aid in understanding a great deal, for, as long as one owns a dictionary, reading the book is manageable. I recommend this book to anyone who loves science and wishes to learn more.
Average_Bob More than 1 year ago
I am not a physician, but I am afflicted with many neurological defects from birth. This text has allowed me to have conversations with my neurosurgeon at his level. If you are seriously considering any field that involves detailed knowledge of the basic workings of human physiology, you must read this text first. Be prepared to buy a second copy for reference once you have devoured your first as a learning tool. My first copy is completely coming apart. That is a GOOD thing! This text should not be one of those used for "SHOW."
booklover68AR More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my teenage daughter. She is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field and can't put the book down. Not only has it increased her knowledge about the human body, but has also increased her vocabulary.
hbhlava More than 1 year ago
Love the book in this binding. To the one who said it wasn't up to date, well duh it isn't suppose to be, that is why it is called a classic. For the one who left a one star review and said it was nothing like the show... Wow I can't believe this person was even able to write a review and was surprised they were even able to comprehend the book. People read the reviews or even the synopsis, this is NOT ABOUT A TV SHOW, and does not relate to the show in the least. Anyway great classic, well done and love the new decorative leather binding!
VetStudent15 More than 1 year ago
To the person who gave this book one star and said, "It wasn't up to date," that is the point! It is the first edition anatomy book, published in 1858. If you want study material for school this is not the book. However, if you are interested in what they thought anatomy was like over 150 years ago, this is the book for you. (We obviously have come a long way, medically, since then.) I am a medical student and personally love that they have this historical book in the leatherbound classics collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great help to any healthcare students. Its an older version, but it still has a wealth of knowledge.
ShakespeareInLove More than 1 year ago
This book is not only rich with its leather bound binding, but it is very thorough of the human body. I don't understand the negative reviews, as I feel this book covers everything anyone needs to know without complication of understanding. Very easy read and very knowledgeable for anyone wanting to know every function and term for the human body. Easy access index to go right to the terminology of what you are interested in. I love the structure and setup of this books index, very easy to follow. I believe this book should belong in every household.
bballmom More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter who will be starting college in the summer studying pre-med. When she leaves and will obviously take her book with her I will need to purchase one for myself. Great book and great price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to study anatomy and it is the bible of medical books. It's amazing and I recommend this to anyone wanting to study anatomy. Detailed description of surgeries and the pictures are just fantastic. The price is great as well I love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. This book is essential for the spend thrifty, great value for its price. Language is simple, easy to comprehend and fantastically engaging. It doesn't take half a brain to understand it. Great buy for those intent on becoming perspicacious about the physical edifice that is our body.
Rakotovazaha More than 1 year ago
Beware of obsolete nomenclature. Otherwise, this is an excellent source of knowledge. I wish I could get my hands on a modern work with this breadth. One word to barnes &amp; noble though, the back cover misidentifies the temporal lobe. oops!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for its price, but the only problem is that some information is outdated. The gross anatomy remains the same today as it was then but I would avoid using the histology section as a reference because we have learned much more about tissues in the past hundred years. Other than that this book has beautiful illustrations and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in anatomy who wants to learn more. The text is easy to read as long as you know at least some anatomy before reading it.
Henry-James_Milton More than 1 year ago
I initially bought this for a friend who was in the process of opening his first doctor's office. This wasn't meant to be used as a scientific reference though. It seemed to me an old version of the most important work of medicine in the 20th century would be a welcome addition to a doctor's shelf. He absolutely loved the idea. The book itself is amazing and you can easily get lost in the amount of details, be it in the illustrations or the different treaties on the human body. Henry Gray's writing remains perfectly readable, pleasant at times despite the formal nature of this non-fiction. As for the binding, the paper's condition, the leather... Disregard any negative comment made about the B&N leatherbound classics. All my reservations disappeared when I got the fantasy collection (alice, grimm, andersen, narnia). These books are top notch, regardless of the exceptional bargain they propose, and only, only if you mind reading at home, sitting, lying comfortably somewhere, should you not buy them. But again, if you wanted pocket library you wouldn't be here in the first place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My copy of Gray's Anatomy arrived today and I have not been able to put it down. An easy read considering the context and very beautiful. I will be ordering another copy for my daughter's birthday as she is wanting to attend medical school and this will give her the perfect idea of what she has to look forward to. I'd highly consider getting this for your own libraries if for no other reason the the cover and illustrations themselves!!!
Taz4591 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because my aunt is an R.N. and was raving about her paperback copy. It is a little difficult to read, but stands up to the reputation. I took three medical related classes in High School (Health, Health Occupations, and Biology). This book made me feel like I wasted my time on all those classes. I still wish to yell at my former teachers. No muscles in the lower back my gluteus maximus!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book as a present for my niece who graduated as a Paramedic and wants to continue her studies to become a nurse - the binding is so beautiful and she loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reference book of the human body and everything in it!
M_T_Sioux More than 1 year ago
This is still one of the best reference books around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to say that I have owned this book & Its one of my all time favorite books ever! I was just emailing my aunt back in NY talking about this & wanted to see if there was still more copies of this one, there is & I had to leave a comment! If you want this book note that I've had it, left it in Mexico, Its so beautiful & smells so wonderful !!! This book is so worth buying & I LOVE IT!!!! I also got the Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary with it, cuz I'm not a doctor, I just love that book & wanted to know what things where that I didnt know.. Also one amazing deal in here & I love that book as well! These two go hand in hand!!! You cant go wrong!!! I also wanna say I wish there was a higher rating on this book!! Its more than outstanding!!! Its AMAZING!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Snag one just to look at! The photo doesn't do it justice. Beautiful leather binding, gold-edged pages, gold ribbon marker, and of course the beautiful typeface and illustrations. I have a paperback edition but just couldn't pass this one up for $20.
WilliamGriffith More than 1 year ago
This is my second Gray's Anatomy, when I saw this book I couldn't pass it up. It displays such a beautiful cover, and the artwork is so beautiful. In case you didn't know, all artwork in any Gray's Anatomy is in black and white - as it was originally drawn so long ago. Regardless, even  though it's not in color it's easy to appreciate all of the anatomical details due to the artist's gifted talent. The language is a bit dated, and some of the nomenclature is different from that used in modern times,  however,  you can still figure out what was being implied. I would say this should NOT be your primary anatomy book; a modern anatomy book such as Netters &quot;Atlas of Human Anatomy&quot; or the &quot;Gray's Anatomy  for students&quot; would help more due to color pictures and modern descriptions and nomenclature. However, Gray's Anatomy is an excellent  secondary anatomy book, or a primary book once you've become properly educated in anatomical structures. I highly recommend this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my friend for Christmas and she loved it. I have bought several of these leather-bound classics and haven't been disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the individual who said this book is nothing like the show and the characters aren't in it and its not the money and is boring-its a medical reference book. The show was inspired by the medical content within the book itself. Its not going to show you what happens in the show because this is about science. This book is great and the illustrations are absolutely amazing and detailed. I have a few medical issues myself and to see the pictures of the bones and ligaments that are afflicted is pretty cool. Not only is it a great way to learn some great information about the human body and to expand your vocabulary but it really is just  fun to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complementing Rakotovazaha's post, the drawing on the spine of the book is Caduceus, the staff carried by messengers in greek mythology and a symbol of commerce. It is usually mistaken as the Asclepius rod, the staff associated with the god of medicine.