‘Let’s Build a Human Being’ is a fun physiology book with a difference. Whilst textbooks inform you about each of the organs of the body and their functions, this straight forward book goes one step further by looking at the reasons behind the intricate design and biological processes that are present in the human species. Written in a lighthearted style, the book examines the structure and function of the human form by starting from the design board and exploring the issues that arise when designing and creating each of the component parts that contribute to a functional human being. By examining the issues that arise during this process, the reader gains a clearer understanding of the reasons why the physiology of the human body is organized as it is.
The chapters within ‘Let’s Build a Human Being’ cover an understanding of how and why we breathe, how we digest our food, the purpose of the blood and circulatory system, the structure of movement and how we have achieved the means to reproduce. The complex subject of nerves and nerve function is explained using analogies and a problem solving approach, giving the reader a more intuitive feel for this complex topic. The workings of each of the major organs, including the liver, kidneys, and of course, the skin are included in the book, which outlines the adaptive processes that streamline each body organ to work smoothly within the united structure that comprises a human body.
The book is an enjoyable beginning in the study of physiology, laying an excellent foundation in the study and understanding of how the body works. It is ideal reading for those about to undertake academic study, or who wish to understand a health issue, or simply for those who would enjoy reaching a greater understanding of how we function.
|Publisher:||The New Curiosity Shop|
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About the Author
My study and love of physiology began when I became a member of the veterinary profession, manning the reception in a practice in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. I discover such a joy in learning about structure, form and function, as well as what can go wrong during disease processes, that I progressed from receptionist to studying as a vet nurse, and then to qualifying as a veterinary surgeon from the Dick Vet School in Edinburgh in 2002. Human and Veterinary anatomy and physiology share many interesting similarities and differences, and whilst at Edinburgh University, I was granted the funding to help study the physiology of neurons and how they adapt to Parkinson’s disease in people. I have been writing professionally for some years, my portfolio including technical manuals in the study of anatomy and physiology and general nursing care for the UK Equine Veterinary Nursing syllabus, as well as regular magazine and newsletter articles that are published nationally and online. My Animal First Aid course, provided by the New Curiosity Shop of online learning has been running for some time now and has become a popular source of information for pet owners and those with a career in looking after other people’s animals. I live in Sussex, treating animals based at my own practice, which is an RCVS registered specialist practice in Veterinary Acupuncture, and share my sofa with a rescue lurcher called ‘Ollie’, who regularly features in much of my writing these days.