Body: The Complete Human

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Body: The Complete Human

How it grows, how it works, and how to keep it healthy and strong

A comprehensive and reliable guide to maintaining good health, perfect for families, students, and anyone interested in the subject. This book explores the complex and fascinating systems of the human body in a clear, accurate, and accessible manner.

The chapters are organized by body system and offer a balanced combination of basic anatomical and physiological information. The noted science writers, Lisa Stein, Trisha Gura, and Patricia Daniels, provide descriptions that are easy to understand, while colorful diagrams, amazing photographs, and cutting-edge 3- and 4-dimensional imagery enhance the text. The illustrations of famous artists like Leonardo Da Vinci also provide a glimpse into the historic advances in medical science.

The book includes special-topic sidebars that address the most relevant health concerns, such as “Keeping Healthy”, “What Can Go Wrong”, and “Medical Breakthroughs”. Fact boxes also feature interesting items that appeal to readers’ curiosity, such as how Botox works, the meaning of “blue blood”, and the reason behind Joe Namath’s famous knees.

Each chapter comes with its own glossary of terms, and valuable cross-referencing tools guide readers to related information throughout the book. An appendix also offers a full glossary, a timeline of medical discoveries, and biographies of key pioneers in the field.

The book’s authority is further strengthened by a foreword from acclaimed neurologist Richard Restak, bestselling author of 18 books on the brain, and the guidance of advisers from prestigious medical institutions.

“Body” is an essential resource for every home and library, comprehensive, reliable, impeccably researched, and a pleasure to read.


Format: Hardcover, 416 Pages (Cover Varies and may not match image above)

Published: 2007

Condition: Used


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Weight 8 lbs


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