Handy Anatomy Answer Book

Overview


From basic biology to the lymphatic system to human growth and development, this comprehensive reference—organized by systems of the body—makes the sometimes perplexing nature of anatomy understandable through an engaging question-and-answer format. In addition to the science itself, the people and history behind anatomy are discussed. More than 1,000 questions are answered, including Do identical twins have the same fingerprints? What are the primary sensations of taste? What is the integumentary system? and ...
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Overview


From basic biology to the lymphatic system to human growth and development, this comprehensive reference—organized by systems of the body—makes the sometimes perplexing nature of anatomy understandable through an engaging question-and-answer format. In addition to the science itself, the people and history behind anatomy are discussed. More than 1,000 questions are answered, including Do identical twins have the same fingerprints? What are the primary sensations of taste? What is the integumentary system? and How many bones are in the human body?
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"The information is concise, clearly written, and easy to understand. Photographs and illustrations supplement the information and are in color with captions and identifying labels."— American Reference Books

"The general reader will find many interesting and perhaps entertaining anatomical details. The high-school student may discover information useful for an assignment. … For the Internet-savvy and impatient student accustomed to learning via FAQs-frequently asked questions--this book's format may be just right."— Booklist

"[H]undreds of fascinating, engaging facts are included in this book. I could not put it down. It is the book I would have loved to have when I was in 8th grade. It is a book I would have students read if I were teaching human anatomy. It is a book that should be found in school libraries and life science classrooms."— Children's Literature

"This engaging book will help readers understand the language of anatomy, which includes both physiology and pathology. The best part is the way the information is presented. One can learn a great deal by skimming through this text. This is a great reference book with a high level of interest for young adults. It is very worthy of being placed in a teacher's classroom library as well as any school library."— National Science Teachers Association Recommends

"The answers are both simple and clear, and scientific and medical terms are succinctly defined when they first appear. The illustrations, drawn from a variety of sources, supplement the text. The format makes this an appealing title for curious browsers and a good quick-answer source for teens; questions about how their bodies work. Students interested in careers in health or medicine will pore over this book with the avidity their younger siblings devote to books about dinosaurs."— School Library Journal

"A good deal of the information is presented in charts, which is a good way to condense information in a meaningful format. There is a lot of trivia throughout the book as well that will interest students. This is a great reference book."— The Science Teacher

"[T]his book can provide an excellent way to read and self-test for health and human biology classes. Adults wanting to know more about the subjects covered will also find a wealth of useful and accessible information."— VOYA

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The general reader will find many interesting and perhaps entertaining anatomical details. The high-school student may discover information useful for an assignment... For the Internet-savvy and impatient student accustomed to learning via FAQs-frequently asked questions—this book's format may be just right.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578591909
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Handy Answer Book Series
  • Edition description: Illustrated
  • Pages: 362
  • Sales rank: 711,456
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


James Bobick is the head of the science and technology department at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Naomi Balaban is a science and reference librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. They are the coauthors of The Handy Biology Answer Book and The Handy Science Answer Book. They both live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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