Essential Atlas of Physiology

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An informative new title in Barron's Essential Atlas series, the Essential Atlas of Physiology complements succinct and enlightening text with full-color photos, illustrations, and diagrams on every page. It describes the human body and all of its functions. Following a general introduction, separate spreads focus on all major topics of physiology. The digestive system is described and illustrated with attention to the teeth, stomach, intestines, liver, and the way in which nutrients from food are assimilated ...

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Overview

An informative new title in Barron's Essential Atlas series, the Essential Atlas of Physiology complements succinct and enlightening text with full-color photos, illustrations, and diagrams on every page. It describes the human body and all of its functions. Following a general introduction, separate spreads focus on all major topics of physiology. The digestive system is described and illustrated with attention to the teeth, stomach, intestines, liver, and the way in which nutrients from food are assimilated into the body. Following sections describe the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the brain, spine, and nervous system, muscles and their functions, the kidneys and urinary system, the male and female reproductive systems, and the lymphatic system. Like all other titles in this series, the Essential Atlas of Physiology makes a good home reference volume, and is also ideal for classroom and school library use. Color illustrations on every page.

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Barron's guide to the human body offers clear color drawings and descriptions of organ and system functions of female and male. Detailed schematics of digestion, nutrition and absorption of fats, blood types, and gland function contribute to the uses of the text for homework, science projects, and home schooling. It also supplies answers to questions about health, such as causes of glycemia, skin disorders, hiccups, and bedwetting. Indexing and thumb tabs enhance ease of use. One serious limitation of the text is the coverage of reproduction without commentary or illustration of pregnancy. Cautiously recommended. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2003, Barron's Educational Series, 96p. illus. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764130939
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Essential Atlas Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 315,276
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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