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How the Body Works (A Comprehensive Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Anatomy) Paperback – January 1, 2007


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  • Series: How The Body Works: A Comprehensive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Anatomy
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905704577
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905704576
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #908,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is a treasure.
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More than you'll learn from most anatomy and physiology books.
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Pictures and illustrations make it very visual.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Irizarry on July 20, 2011
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While reading a review on "The Atlas of The Human Body" here on Amazon; I came across a review on "How The Body Works" which is by the same author, Dr. Peter Abrahams. I decided to take a chance on one of the sellers and bought it used. The book arrived super fast, well packaged and in great condition! It is a thicker and heavier paperback (the atlas book is much thinner) but I believe that the material in both books is exactly the same; having already seen the atlas at a local book store. Both books are full of pictures and great descriptions for each body system. This is an awesome book! Although not as in depth as a medical student would probably need; it works for the rest of us. I love Amazon.com! And I'm glad I can find the books I need (and want) used from different sellers at great prices, and in very good condition. So far I have not been dissappointed with any of my used book purchases :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Margo C. Benadom on June 7, 2009
The is a wonderful book. It has helped me in school. In fact my school has purchased this book for there libary because it is so helpful with are studys. Im going to school for Medical Asst. and Xray. I love the pitcures in this book. It explanes this in detail wich makes my home work a lot esayer. Thank you very much. Marg Benadom
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DebJ5859 on May 19, 2010
This is an awsome book! From the moment I opened the cover it was full of color and explanation. If you have to take A & P together or separately, this book will be a great big help - it explains everything in easy to understand text with diagrams, illustrations, photographs and more. I couldn't believe how inexpensive a reference book it is! Don't get lost in A & P - this will be a big help!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter J. TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 1, 2011
This is an excellent anatomy and physiology book, written for a student and for anyone interested in how their body works. It is 512 pages long and is highly illustrated, containing anatomical drawings, x-rays and photographs that not only show the anatomical structures of the body, but also illustrate such things as dreams, medical examinations of the ear and taking a pulse. The anatomical structures are shown both as color drawings and in many cases also as x-rays. In addition, it also discusses things like how the kidneys work, the role of fat and its conversion into energy, how the lungs work and the circulation system in general. The anatomy is combined with the physiology, so the book shows the heart (with separate sections for the chambers and valves) and also how it beats (with separate sections for the conduction system, the cardiac cycle) and a section that puts this all together showing how the heart beats.

The drawings are in color and are highly informative and while nowhere as detailed as a medical school text, it is in my opinion more than adequate for the layman or for a lower level student (including those training to be a doctor's assistant or laboratory technician).

Please note - the same author has two books "Physiology" and "The Atlas of the Human Body", which are subsets of this book, i.e., together these two books make up "How the Body Works". "The Atlas of the Human body" contains chapters that divide the human body into sections, such as the head, neck, upper limbs abdomen, etc. and the very same sections appear, verbatim, in "How the Human Body Works", but in the latter these section are expanded somewhat. "Physiology" contains sections on subjects such as "How the body responds to exercise" or "How allergies occur", which are not included in "The Atlas of the Human Body", but appear verbatim in "How the Body Works".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Javi2211 on February 10, 2012
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Great book you can learn alot from this book. This was a book my mother was suggested by a doctor she worked with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dkim on January 1, 2011
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great book to have in the home for review, for those times when your kids ask questions that you can't answer. Pictures and illustrations make it very visual.
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By SunJuveee on February 25, 2014
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I don't know what that picture is, this book was in English not Russian.

Got this for my curious four year old and he will study this non-stop. I finally have all the full answers.
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By Olive on February 4, 2014
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I love this book for realizing how my systems work. Scary that most of us are clueless so appreciate this resource!
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