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The Human Body

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  122 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Human Body is a concise guide to the structure, functions, and disorders of the body. Using full-color, highly detailed illustrations and clear, accessible language, this book is a fascinating introduction to how the body works and what may go wrong. The first part, Anatomy of the Human Body, begins with a medical atlas that shows how the parts of the body fit together. ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 13th 2001 by DK (first published January 1st 2001)
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Aug 26, 2008 Angela rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who are curious
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I like the part that says. "On the outside, you are dead. Your hair and the surface of your skin are made of dead cells. But less than a milimeter away under the surface of your skin are some of the businiest cells in your body. They are contianually dividing to make new layers of skin cells which harden and die, to replace the top layer of skin as it is worn away. Every day millions of dea skin cells rush off as you wash, dry yourself with a towel, get dressed and move about. Much of the "dust" ...more
Julie Scott
Jul 28, 2012 Julie Scott rated it it was amazing
Great book if you want to understand the basics of how the human body works. Beautiful illustrations and easy-to-follow descriptions of all of the basic components of the human body. Good for students, or for people who are just curious about anatomy, and want a beautiful book that can answer quite a few of their questions about both the internal and external aspects of the human body.
May 26, 2015 Paper_Ninja rated it really liked it

I took a Health Sciences course in collage and my main text was huge!. This little book contains most of the information of that book in the form of notes in comparison,very handy.
Compared a lot of the information just to verify, and all the terms are correct that I've found thus far. Very happy with my purchase from Coles :).
Jack Chin
Dec 28, 2012 Jack Chin rated it it was amazing
It's a amazing book with mass of illustration and throughout explanation of every part of the human body.
Ruth Hamilton
Feb 07, 2012 Ruth Hamilton rated it it was amazing
Illustrations are clear and easy to understand. I use the various body parts when drawing mandalas.
Thomas Pon
May 15, 2016 Thomas Pon rated it it was amazing
I just wanted AMA Complete Medical Encyclopedia, and I ended up with this. Could have been worse though.
Ahmed Abdeldayem
Wonderful piece and I believe it is a must as reference for anyone. Surprisingly I enjoyed to a great extent .. Would categorize it under educational books. I do Recommend !
Jun 21, 2007 HeavyReader rated it liked it
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Great, colorful illustrations, but I wish the writing wasn't quite so technical. The assumption seems to be that I already have some background in anatomy, but I really don't.
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