The Fascinating Body: How It Works

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Learning about the human body can be both fun and informative with this thorough and delightful explanation of how the body works, and how to keep it working. By asking questions about everyday experiences and observations, and explaining the answers in plain English with clear illustrations, Margulies has the reader racing from question to question to discover the body's amazing functions. After each question and explanation, you'll find yourself saying, "That's interesting, I didn't know that." Just when experts bemoan how little science the lay public understands, up steps Margulies with The Fascinating Body to light the way. Regardless of what you know about the human body, you will find this book to be a treasure trove of information. If you think you already understand how the body works, read a few chapters and see if you still feel that way. The Fascinating Body will change the way you look at yourself and the way you look at others. No longer will you see just a human form. From now on, you will see the body for what it really is, the most fascinating creation on Earth. For grades 9 through 12.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
Though this book may be aimed at teenagers, it's a fascinating approach for anyone interested in how the body works. The author..asks and answers hundreds of questions about our body in this book, which is divided into 15 categories and systems, from organs to skin to eyes, ears, cardiac, bones and joints.
Baltimore Sun
...a comprehensive explanation of how the human body functions...
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
...this is not simply a collection of oddball information about the human body.
Reference and Research Book News
...provides a lay audience of high school reading-level with a 'day-to-day' understanding of human biology....extensive glossary.
Acadian Lifestyle
At last, a simple, easy-to-understand volume on the human body and how it works....Read this book for a clear understanding of just how your body functions.
Eliot A. Cohen
Dr. Margulies has a wonderful way of explaining how the body works to those of us who never understood or even liked science. The Fascinating Body is a true family bible of the human body.
Julia Koble
The Fascinating Body appeals to our natural curiosity by addressing all of those questions we have asked about our own bodies. With relevant questions and well thought-out answers supported by beautiful illustrations, Dr. Margulies leaves the reader with a real understanding of how the body works.
Stephen Deutsch
An absolute treasure trove of useful information about the human body and how to keep it running. The Fascinating Body will greatly broaden your understanding of the one thing you care about most – your own body.
James Dugal
This is a fascinating book on a fascinating subject. After each question and answer, I found myself saying to myself, "Now that's interesting, I didn't know that." Dr. Margulies has done the impossible: made learning relevant, painless, and fun.
John A. Ulatowski
You will not find a clearer explanation of the human body. I wish all my patients had read The Fascinating Body. If you ever want to speak intelligently with your doctor, I recommend you first read The Fascinating Body.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578860760
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Pages: 424
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheldon Margulies is a board-certified practicing neurologist in Silver Spring, Maryland and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He currently holds the rank of clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences having been a clinical assistant professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University and assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland and University of Alabama. Dr. Margulies is the author of Everyday Doctoring: A New Approach to the Logic and Reasoning of Neurology and Medicine, a textbook on medical and neurologic physical diagnosis, and co-author of Learning Law, a textbook outlining legal reasoning. He has also published articles concerning the postconcussion syndrome and its causes; the medical evidence for and against the diagnosis of brain damage following mild head injuries; the Supreme Court's 1993 decision in Daubert concerning the trial court's role in excluding junk science from the courtroom; and the applicability of Daubert to the use of differential diagnosis and neuropsychological testing in proving claims of brain damage. Visit for a sample chapter!
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Organ Systems Chapter 3 2. Skin Chapter 4 3. Immunologic System Chapter 5 4. Eyes Chapter 6 5. Ears Chapter 7 6. Respiratory System Chapter 8 7. Cardiac System Chapter 9 8. Gastrointestinal System Chapter 10 9. Endocrine System Chapter 11 10. Vascular System Chapter 12 11. Urologic System Chapter 13 12. Genital System Chapter 14 13. Hematologic System Chapter 15 14. Bones and Joints Chapter 16 15. Neurologic System Chapter 17 16. How Doctors Make a Diagnosis Chapter 18 17. Final Thoughts for Teenagers Chapter 19 Glossary Chapter 20 Index Chapter 21 About the Author
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