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by Steve Parker

Combining up-to-the-minute descriptions and illustrations of the body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems, The Human Body Book is the ultimate all-in-one guide perfect for families and students alike.

With updated content and illustrations throughout — including a new section on aging in the human body and the latest in medical advances, as well as an accompanying DVD with added animation of the breathing and digestive processes — The Human Body Book is the perfect introduction to our inner workings.

Download The Human Body Book (2nd Edition): An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function, and Disorders epub
ISBN: 1465402136
ISBN13: 978-1465402134
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Steve Parker
Language: English
Publisher: DK; Expanded, Updated edition (February 18, 2013)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1411 kb
FB2 size: 1444 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 184
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Whatever your plans are when you buy this book, it will be well worth the investment! "The Human Body" will take you through each of the 11 bodily systems like an atlas learning about their specialties.The body's vital organs along with their functioning are explained, connecting their affiliation to a respective body system in which they operate. You'll learn that the body's organs are integrated, operating in more than one bodily system and the nuanced partnership between them in their systematic workings of physiological functions.

After the functions of each system are explored, the sections end with system abnormality relating to injury, disease, and malfunction. Starting at the cellular-level then moving to the development, and eventual decline of the body, "The Human Body" provides a solid, thorough guild-book about the human body bringing together the full scientific explanation of the body's natural processes, capabilities, susceptibilities, and its amazing functions as an organic machine!

This book can be used as a study guild or for knowledge acquisition, your choice. The information is easy to understand and the illustration serves as a perfect auxiliary for memorization. To me, it this is the perfect source of information to reference from and apply.
I have the predecessor to this book by DK and I can say that this updated version is certainly head and shoulders above the original in terms of the explanatory content and illustrations. The writing is, for the most part, clear and succinct. The illustrations surpass any other medical text I have encountered thus far.

I would absolutely love to give this book a five-star rating. However, there was a failure on the part of the authors to perform a careful proofread before this book went to print. There are quite a few gramatical errors and in some of the illustrations the leader lines point to the wrong structures, which can cause confusion for the reader or student of human anatomy.

I discovered this new edition at my local library in their new books section a few weeks ago. The binding was already coming apart, though it had not been on the shelf long.

I am hoping that the binding on the copy I purchased will hold up better.
I'm prepping for Paramedic School and this book was on the 'optional' list of books we needed. I have Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics, which is also very good, but The Human Body breaks everything down more with some really excellent drawings and explanations. I'll be using this book to supplement A&P.
Simple fellow
This was purchased for a little girl with an intense fascination with the body and how it works. We haven't used the DVD just yet, but this book is gorgeous and breathtaking. Lots of visual detail accompanied by engaging, accurate facts about the body, its systems, and its processes.

I would have paid double what I did if I'd have had the chance to thumb through it before purchasing. It's that feature-rich, information-laden, and lovely.
It took a total of 2 seconds to decide I needed to own this book while browsing the medical section at Barnes and Noble. The only problem is, I really didn't have $40 to spend on a book. So off I went to Amazon.

This book has some amazing high quality images. If you're as big of a nerd as I am, seeing a massive 2 page digital image of an axion, or a detailed look at muscle fiber is breath taking. While there are a few incorrect facts and a few mislabeled body parts (the inner ear bones come to mind) I've heard these were corrected on newer prints.

Even if you're not a nerd, the images are amazing and should grab the attention and fascination of anyone with an even passing curiosity about the human body. I hope DK continues to make books like this (I'm thinking a cellular biology book with this detail would be amazing!), and look forward to purchasing the Human Brain Book.

If you're on the fence about this book, go to your local book shop, take a quick look at the book, then come back and click 'Add to Cart'.
The Human Body Book is amazing in the fact that so much information is contained in so few pages. The language used for the medical terminology is of common everyday words easily understandable which is great! I never once had to refer to a dictionary or encylopedia for clarification and explanation of what I had just read. PLUS the illustrations and anatomy diagrams are of exceptional quality and extremely fun and fascinating at the same time. I will give this book to my 13 year old nephew who is already interested in the medical field and I'm sure he will have no problem understanding any or the content - matter I'm sure he's going to have fun reading this from start to finish - *****
Awesome book to leave on the coffee table of where every the family hangs out. Our 8-year-old is constantly looking at it and asking questions.
Great book, very detailed and not that difficult to understand. The book is well organized and the pictures are easy to comprehend.