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The Human Body: An Illustrated Guide to Every Part of the Human Body and How It Works (Paperback)


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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. Each individual body system -- such as the skeletal and digestive systems -- is then fully illustrated and explained in detail. A compelling section on the human life cycle examines the changes in the body from conception to old age. In the second part of the book, Diseases and Disorders, some of the most common disorders are described and illustrated, system by system, with explanations of exactly what goes wrong and why. Medical conditions covered include infections, injuries, and cancer. Finally, there is a concise glossary of medical terms.

About the Author

Martyn Page has many years' experience contributing to and editing medical reference books, including DK's Complete Home Medical Guide and the Illustrated Medical Dictionary.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780789479884
ISBN-10: 0789479885
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: June 13th, 2001
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Natural Health(r) Complete Guide Series