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ISBN-13: 978-1578591909 ISBN-10: 1578591902 Edition: Ill

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Product Details

  • Series: The Handy Answer Book Series
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press; Ill edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578591902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578591909
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.7 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #810,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Adult/High School—Thirteen chapters cover the body's various systems (circulatory, digestive, endocrine, nervous, etc.) and are preceded by a chapter on basic biology and followed by one on human growth and development. Each section consists of a series of questions and answers organized in a logical fashion, one flowing into the next and progressing from basic to more detailed. The answers are both simple and clear, and scientific and medical terms are succinctly defined when they first appear. The illustrations, drawn from a variety of sources, supplement the text. The format makes this an appealing title for curious browsers and a good quick-answer source for teens' questions about how their bodies work. Students interested in careers in health or medicine will pore over this book with the avidity their younger siblings devote to books about dinosaurs.—Sandy Schmitz, Berkeley Public Library, CA
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From Booklist

Ever wish for a quick description of human anatomy; for example, a short response to a question about the brain or the circulatory system? Many thick volumes on these topics fill university library shelves, but sometimes all a reader needs is a simple description that requires little more than a moment to read and digest. Authored by two librarians, this compilation provides over 1,200 brief explanations to many common questions about anatomy, physiology, and pathology. It covers the body systems in 15 chapters with hundreds of questions per chapter and responses usually no more than a paragraph in length. Questions range in nature from serious health concerns (“What are the symptoms of stroke?“) to trivia questions (“What is the purpose of goose bumps?”). Even complex questions (“What is consciousness?”) are boiled down to the essentials. The information is similar to what the reader will find in an encyclopedia but without the depth and without any references. Although no one expects an exhaustive bibliography in this kind of resource, a list of several key sources could be helpful. Who would use this book? The general reader will find many interesting and perhaps entertaining anatomical details. The high-school student may discover information useful for an assignment. And The Handy Anatomy Answer Book is priced right for a small library. --Lilian Hoffecker

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It is well written and easy to understand.
Sandra Hall
The Handy Anatomy Answer Book packs in a key to understanding over 1,200 questions about anatomy, physiology, and more.
Midwest Book Review
I would recommend this book for anyone needing extra help with A&P class.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael D Johnson on October 11, 2011
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Having never taken anatomy class in school I loved this book! They ask a question and then give you the answer. And they progressively cover the entire body and body systems. Making it easy to go back and review. I only wish goodle had a dictionary that would pronounce medical terms. It would be nice to know how some of these words are really said. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Handy Anatomy Answer Book packs in a key to understanding over 1,200 questions about anatomy, physiology, and more. It offers over a hundred color illustrations including detailed medical charts to cover organ systems and how the body heals. Any general or medical library needs this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christie Creager on August 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
I struggled the first 3 weeks in A&P 1 and then checked the local library for any helper guides on A&P! I went and picked up about 6. This book and A & P Demystified will be following to A&P 2, next semester! LOVE the format, Clean looking pages, easy to follow. Chapters/Parts/System flowed pretty much with my book. 99% of the time the information given was the same as my book. It thing I LOVE most about both books is taking the information I need to learn in a non intimating way. EASIER to read and understand than my text! Easy enough I am sure for a teen just curious about how the human body works or taking these type classes! Soooo..... Why only 4 stars for such an "AWESOME" book??? Because unlike most of these types of "help" books/ guides it does not contain a chapter test! Oh I also tried "dummies" and "Idiots" they were both too confusing, hard to read, plain and boring! They also went into a lot of plant and animal cells and such where I am only covering the human body in mine!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susannah on August 9, 2012
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Okay, let me start off saying that there are fake 5 star reviews popping up for books on Amazon which really ruins the legitimate "reviewing" experience. With that being said, let me talk about this book. :P

I bought this Handy Anatomy Answer Book at Barnes & Noble since I was able to open up the book before buying. After having bought the book and read first 60 pages so far, I have to say this book is fantastic ONLY for quick summary Anatomy. The book is laid out logically with different human organ systems, and COLORED texts/diagrams w/ bolded texts are a plus.

I am using this book as a supplement; it is pretty rewarding to learn some common knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology!
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By Sandra Hall on April 9, 2013
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I use this book as a supplement to my required text book for an A&P class. It is well written and easy to understand. I give it 4 out of 5 stars only because the kindle version can be frustrating at times to look at the diagrams with the descriptions listed on a separate page, which makes it harder to reference. Other than that I would highly recommend this book, both for students as well as anyone who just wants more information on how the body is put together.
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