The Human Body Book (Hardcover)

An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders

By Richard Walker, Steve Parker

DK, 9781465480293, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2019

List Price: 35.00*
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Description

An all-in-one visual 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 information, is illustrated with colorful and comprehensive diagrams, which are thoroughly annotated to take you right into the cells and fibers 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 3-D 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.


About the Author

Steve Parker is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He has written more than 200 books and edited or contributed to more than 100 others, including The Human Body Body Atlas and Eyewitness Medicine, published by DK. Steve's other publishers include the BBC, Boots, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Wildlife Federation. He has been shortlisted for the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book of the Year and Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year.

Robert Winston is a world-famous fertility expert and is Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. He has presented many television programs for the BBC, including the award-winning The Human Body. Robert Winston was the editorial consultant for DK's Human and Body: An Amazing Tour of Human Anatomy. He has also written Infertility, A Sympathetic Approach, Getting Pregnant, and The IVF Revolution.