The Human Body Book

Hardback

Main Details

Title The Human Body Book
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Richard Walker
By (author)   Steve Parker
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:288
Dimensions(mm): Height 261,Width 220
CategoriesAnatomy
Physiology
Popular science
Human biology
Biology
ISBN 9780241363614
ClassificationsDewey:612
Audience
Tertiary Education (US: College)
Professional & Vocational
General
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint DK
Publication Date 7 March 2019
NZ Release Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

An all-in-one illustrated guide to human anatomy with encyclopedic coverage from bones and muscles to systems and processes. This in-depth manual to the human body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems is a must-have reference to help further your studies or knowledge of how our bodies work. Each page of The Human Body Book, updated to reflect the latest medical advances, is illustrated with colourful and comprehensive diagrams, which are thoroughly annotated to take you right into the cells and fibres that are responsible for keeping the human body ticking. The opening chapter, Integrated Body, explains how the parts of the body work together at various levels of size and hierarchy to produce the living whole. It also contains an overview of the major body systems, enlivened by real-life 3D medical scans of the entire body. The chapters that follow provide coverage of the body function by function, system by system. Eleven main body systems are covered in turn, with each section ending on common injuries, diseases, and disorders afflicting that system. The book concludes with a chapter on Growth and Development which looks in detail at how the body changes over the course of a human lifespan.

Author Biography

Steve Parker is a writer, editor, and consultant specializing in general science and life sciences. He graduated with BSc Honours First Class and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Steve has written more than 250 books, including The Human Body, Eyewitness Medicine, Eyewitness Human Body and Medicine. He has been shortlisted for prizes ranging from BBC Blue Peter Book of the Year to Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year and the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and won the 2014 BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science, and as of 2018 is a two-time winner of the School Library Information Book award.