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The Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders

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Revealing and detailing all aspects of the body, from the secrets of DNA to the functions of every major body system, this all-in-one encyclopedic guide is packed with accessible health and medical information. Includes a 45-minute interactive DVD.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published 2004)
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Sep 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Human Body Book is an illustrated reference book detailing the inner workings of the human body.
It starts off with an introductory section that shows how the body works as a whole, how the systems work together and more general topics, like cells, DNA and fluids. It then goes on to the individual systems that make up the body: skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, skin, hair and nails, lymph and impunity, digestive, urinary and reproductive. The book is also a
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I used to flip through this book all the time as a young child... It isn't disappointing to pick up as an adult, either! Full of learning material, this book is one I have spent hours pondering. I will continue reading this probably for as long as it takes for me to finish every single page.
Brenda Humphreys
The Human Body is a great reference book. It has lots of pictures and gives basic information about all the the body systems. This book is for the beginner anatomy student or for people, like me, who just wants the overview of the human body. It is not a text book where it teaches you all kinds of medical terms. I am now reading The Complete Human Body where it goes into more detail in the skeletal and muscular systems. Descriptions are given for each muscle and bone of the body. I do recommend ...more
Jodi A
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My oldest daughter is a HUGE human body fanatic and has been since the young age of two. We just picked this book up for her and it's awesome. Great illustrations and detail. Even the cover is cool.
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book mainly for the amazing photography and visuals but the text is also fantastic. I think anyone interested in how the body functions will dig it. This is a must own for anatomy aficionados.
Dec 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health-topics
Spectacular descriptions and pictures of the human body! I found myself grasping concepts I didn’t process previously. Although I feel there are chapters not appropriate for younger viewers, written for teenage scholar audience.
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very informative, with interesting (and varied) illustrations. DK almost always has amazing non-fiction... this was no exception. Highly recommended.
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's hard to classify this anatomy book among the myriad if options. It's high quality and worth a look. It's probably best left on a coffee table.
Emma Gerstein
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Warning: makes a poor gift for hypochondriacs.
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