Human Body

Human Body

A Visual Guide

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Enhanced by microphotography, advanced medical imaging, and annotated illustrations, offers an introduction to the struture and functions of all the systems that make up a human body.

Firefly Books Ltd

A superb handbook on the marvel that is the human body.

This new Visual Guide provides the latest scientific information on the human body, using microphotography, advanced medical imaging and annotated illustrations. The book reveals all the intricacy and beauty of the human body and shows the structure and functions of all the systems that make up a human being:

  • Circulatory, respiratory, digestive and nervous systems
  • Bones, muscles and skin
  • Sensory and digestive processes
  • Amazing workings of the brain and internal organs.

Human Body is packed with compelling information on the latest developments in modern medical procedures, reproductive technology, transplants, cosmetic surgery and new prosthetics. "FactFiles" are used throughout for quick reference to intriguing and important topics.

The author has created an outstanding and easy-to-access resource to the science of the human body.

An exceptionally well illustrated guide to the human body and the latest developments in medical and scientific knowledge. It features microphotography, advanced medical imaging, annotated illustrations and includes essential facts in sidebar 'FactFiles.'

Book News
This beautifully-illustrated owner's manual to the human body explains it all in a remarkably compact space, considering, and focuses on everyday questions such as how botulism and beauty relate, how the pancreas works with food, and how you maintain equilibrium, at least most of the time. Major topics include cells and tissues, skin, muscles and bones, body cavities, linings, nervous and endocrine systems, the brain, the spinal cord, neural pathways, language and memory, hormones, the senses, the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the lymph nodes, digestion, the urinary system, the liver, reproductive systems, and genetics. This is accessible enough for those with no medical background and contains explicit images. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781554071883
Branch Call Number: 612 MCM
Characteristics: 304 p. :,col. ill., ports. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 13, 2015

I love it! It's also part of my daughter's school.

Lexicon_ Feb 20, 2013

Excellent!!! Great photos, descriptions and information. Not in-depth, but provides a solid base understanding.

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