How the Circulatory System Works / Edition 1

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Overview

This book includes 10 lectures in a light, entertaining style, with each "lecture" building on the previous one - making it easy for the reader to comprehend the vastly complicated functions of the circulatory system.

The length of the text has intentionally been kept short; it is neither exhaustively complete nor over-simplified. It is enriched by details about basic biologic mechanisms and clever ways nature has solved a problem or achieved a result.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Ramon R. Gonzalez, PhD (Loma Linda University)
Description: This book describes the physiology of circulation in a vernacular style.
Purpose: The purpose is to present concepts of circulatory physiology in a concise, clear manner, which is needed. Many books are concise, but few are clear. The author has written a book that is terse, clear, and entertaining.
Audience: The author has written this book for health sciences students. It is also an adequate review for medical and dental students and presents material that might not be treated in some health science programs such as nursing, hygiene, physical therapy, etc. I do not know the author, but the material he presents is accurate.
Features: This book discusses the function of the heart, blood vessels, and blood. It clearly presents the basic principles in a "bare bones" fashion. The language is simple and easy to understand. The reviews preceding each chapter are useful, but sometimes a little too brief. Because of the brevity some physical concepts are not discussed completely enough.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for students who already have a basic grasp of the subject. It is more current and accurate than other very brief books. Its simplicity and brevity prevent the author from making errors found in other review texts.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865425484
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/12/2001
  • Series: How It Works Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book.

1. An Overview of the Circulatory System.

2. The Heart.

3. The Arteries.

4. The Capillaries.

5. The Veins.

6. The Blood.

7. Special Circulation.

8. Coupling Heart and Vessels.

9. Diseases.

10. Exercise: The Final Kick.

Glossary.

Index

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