The Complete Human : How It Grows, How It Works, and How to Keep It Healthy and Strong

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Random House, Inc.
Ideal for families, students, and anyone who's interested in maintaining good health, Body engagingly reveals the complex and fascinating systems of the human machine;from head to toe, cells to skin, inner workings to outward appearance.

Organized by body system, the chapters offer a balanced combination of basic anatomical and physiological information. Noted science writers Lisa Stein, Trisha Gura, and Patricia Daniels provide descriptions that are clear, accurate, and accessible to readers on every level. Colorful diagrams, amazing photographs, and miraculous 3- and 4-dimensional imagery;generated by cutting-edge tools;complement the text. The drawings of visionaries such as Leonardo Da Vinci illustrate historic advances in medical science.

Special-topic sidebars address today's most relevant concerns: Keeping Healthy, What Can Go Wrong, Medical Breakthroughs, and more. Fact boxes feature eye-catching items that appeal to readers' curiosity: how Botox works, what "blue blood" means, why Joe Namath's knees are famous.

For easy reference, each chapter includes its own glossary of terms. Valuable cross-referencing tools guide readers to related information throughout. An appendix offers a full glossary, timeline of medical discoveries, and biographies of key pioneers in the field.

Enhancing this book's authority are a foreword by acclaimed neurologist Richard Restak, bestselling author of 18 books on the brain; and the guidance of advisers from prestigious medical establishments.

Comprehensive, reliable, impeccably researched, and a pleasure to read, Body is the essential health resource for every home and library.

Baker & Taylor
Presents an overview of the complex organs, and systems, found in the human body, providing information on health, ailments, and medical breakthroughs, glossaries, and cross-references.

& Taylor

A lavishly illustrated overview of the complex organs, systems, and workings of the human body is organized according to body system and includes detailed diagrams, photographs, and high-tech multi-dimensional imagery to complement the text and features information on health, ailments, medical breakthroughs, glossaries, and helpful cross-references. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2007
Description: 416 p. : chiefly ill. (mainly col.), col. map, ports. (some col.)
ISBN: 9781426201288
Branch Call Number: 612 Bod


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Aug 01, 2008

I found this book very interesting. It was easy to pick up anytime and flip through the pages whether I was looking for something specific or just browsing. Very informative.

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Aug 01, 2008

Very informative book on the body structure and its development. Its explained in clear and precise text and the pictures are detailed and in color.


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