The Human Body

The Human Body

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by Martyn Page, Jill Hamilton, Jane Perlmutter
     
 

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Human Body is a concise guide to the structure, functions, and disorders of the body. Using full-color, highly detailed illustrations and clear, accessible language, this book is a fascinating introduction to how the body works and what may go wrong. The first part, Anatomy of the Human Body, begins with a medical atlas that shows how the parts of the body fit

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Human Body is a concise guide to the structure, functions, and disorders of the body. Using full-color, highly detailed illustrations and clear, accessible language, this book is a fascinating introduction to how the body works and what may go wrong. The first part, Anatomy of the Human Body, begins with a medical atlas that shows how the parts of the body fit together. Each individual body system — such as the skeletal and digestive systems — is then fully illustrated and explained in detail. A compelling section on the human life cycle examines the changes in the body from conception to old age. In the second part of the book, Diseases and Disorders, some of the most common disorders are described and illustrated, system by system, with explanations of exactly what goes wrong and why. Medical conditions covered include infections, injuries, and cancer. Finally, there is a concise glossary of medical terms.

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KLIATT
This small, chunky, profusely illustrated book provides both a colorful atlas of the human body and a look at diseases and disorders. The atlas section begins with a regional atlas of the body, showing major areas from head to foot. Anatomical maps then show each of the body's systems—skeletal, nervous, digestive, reproductive, etc.—in well-labeled illustrations, with brief descriptions. There is a final section explaining the human life cycle, from egg through birth to puberty to aging. The section on diseases and disorders is arranged by body systems as well, with an additional section on cancer. It includes a few photos as well as carefully labeled illustrations on every page. A glossary of terms is included at the end. With over 700 illustrations and photos, this concise guide with its clear explanations will help students at any level to better picture and understand the workings of the human body. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, DK, 448p. illus. index., $16.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; KLIATT , November 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789479884
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
175,861
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Human Body 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other user. This is one of the best book which is very precise. It covers bullet points, easy to read, very cheap as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have looked over some HUMAN BODY books, but I have never seen one like this one. One would really have to see it to really appreciate it. It's very educational and easily understood by the non professional reader. I give it ***** Stars. Outstanding!
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