School Library JournalGr 5-9 Yet another anatomy atlas, this volume attempts to present an overview of the workings of the human body. Each double-page spread covers a body sys tem or part, with one-half to one page of text and usually a full-page illustration plus small inserts. The drawings are in full color, highly detailed and labeled, but are sometimes too crowded, coming across as a hodge-podge of information. The drawings are not limited to anatomi cal renderings, but are sometimes analo gies, such as a head filled with offices and computer rooms for the brain or a crew of custodians with push brooms sweeping balls of food through the stomach and intestines for digestion. The drawing which accompanies ``the five senses'' is a full frontal nude caricature of a man. Other drawings, more appropriately text related, show breasts and a lower torso with pubic hair. The information includ ed on each topic is brief and sometimes superficial, although some useful infor mation can be found. In view of recent similar publications which do a better job, such as Mary Elting's The Macmil lan Book of the Human Body (Macmil lan, l986) and Brenda Walpole's Julian Messner Pocket Book of the Human Body (Messner, l987), librarians can probably skip this one. Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, Mich.
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