Your Body: The Missing Manual / Edition 1

Your Body: The Missing Manual / Edition 1

by Matthew MacDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0596801742

ISBN-13: 2900596801747

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

Following on the heels of his immensely popular book, Your Brain: The Missing Manual, Matthew MacDonald conducts an entertaining, informative, and highly practical tour of the human body in this visually rich, full-color guide, Your Body: The Missing Manual. Perfect for anyone interested in the human machine, this book features neither dumbed-down self-help

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Following on the heels of his immensely popular book, Your Brain: The Missing Manual, Matthew MacDonald conducts an entertaining, informative, and highly practical tour of the human body in this visually rich, full-color guide, Your Body: The Missing Manual. Perfect for anyone interested in the human machine, this book features neither dumbed-down self-help nor dense medical text. Instead, MacDonald provides you with clear explanations of how our bodies work, and focuses on practical, realistic steps you can take to fine-tune your own vessel. You'll get a look at the fascinating quirks, curiosities, and shortcomings we've all learned to live with (shivering and dizziness, to name just two), and just enough biology to improve and exploit the oddities of your body. Learn all about hair loss (and unwanted hair), breathing techniques to improve voice projection, advice on fasting and digestive "cleansing" strategies, and much more. With the same engaging writing that has turned so many Missing Manuals into bestsellers, Your Body: The Missing Manual offers you a fascinating view of the human body that may well change your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900596801747
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Missing Manual Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part I: From the Outside In

Chapter 1: Skin: Your Outer Layer

Chapter 2: Fat

Chapter 3: Muscles

Chapter 4: Bones

Chapter 5: The Doors of Perception

Part II: The Machinery Inside

Chapter 6: Your Lungs

Chapter 7: Your Heart

Chapter 8: Your Digestive System

Chapter 9: Your Immune System

Part III: Sex and Death

Chapter 10: Sex and Reproduction

Chapter 11: Your Final Exit: Aging and Death

The Final Word

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