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The Human Body Book

The Human Body Book

An all-in-one illustrated guide to human anatomy with encyclopedic coverage from bones and muscles to systems and processes. This in-depth manual to the human body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems is a must-have reference to help further your studie... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241363614
Barcode 9780241363614
Published 19 March 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Walker, Richard
By Parker, Steve
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ISBN-13 9780241363614
ISBN-10 0241363616
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 19 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Walker, Richard
By Parker, Steve
Category Biology, Life Sciences
Medicine
Anatomy
Physiology
Diseases & Disorders
Popular Science
Biology & Life Sciences
Human Biology & Related Topics
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 261mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 1,289g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Human physiology, Human anatomy
NBS Text Medicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 612
Catalogue Code 964258

Description of this Book

An all-in-one illustrated guide to human anatomy with encyclopedic coverage from bones and muscles to systems and processes. This in-depth manual to the human body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems is a must-have reference to help further your studies or knowledge of how our bodies work. Each page of The Human Body Book, updated to reflect the latest medical advances, is illustrated with colourful and comprehensive diagrams, which are thoroughly annotated to take you right into the cells and fibres that are responsible for keeping the human body ticking. The opening chapter, Integrated Body, explains how the parts of the body work together at various levels of size and hierarchy to produce the living whole. It also contains an overview of the major body systems, enlivened by real-life 3D medical scans of the entire body. The chapters that follow provide coverage of the body function by function, system by system. Eleven main body systems are covered in turn, with each section ending on common injuries, diseases, and disorders afflicting that system. The book concludes with a chapter on Growth and Development which looks in detail at how the body changes over the course of a human lifespan.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Steve Parker is a writer, editor, and consultant specializing in general science and life sciences. He graduated with BSc Honours First Class and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Steve has written more than 250 books, including The Human Body, Eyewitness Medicine, Eyewitness Human Body and Medicine. He has been shortlisted for prizes ranging from BBC Blue Peter Book of the Year to Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year and the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and won the 2014 BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science, and as of 2018 is a two-time winner of the School Library Information Book award.

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