Library Journal - Library JournalGr 6-10-Both volumes present well-written, complete descriptions of their featured topics. Endocrine covers the functions of various glands (pituitary, pineal, thyroid, thymus, adrenals, and testes/ovaries) and explains how the hormones they secrete affect bodily functions and reactions. An entire chapter is devoted to the physical and psychological effects of stress. The second book covers bone structure, joints, nerves, and types of muscles (smooth or striated). Both titles discuss diseases, treatments, research, and technology. Average-quality, black-and-white photographs and diagrams appear throughout. Short lists of further reading include books that date primarily from the 1990s, and an extensive number of Web sites to consult. Clear overviews of potentially confusing topics.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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