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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 1st Edition Thus edition (3 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747592802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747592808
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Aims to do for the human body what Top Gear does for cars' The Times 'Crammed with fascinating facts and top tips for living' Good Book Guide 'Her air of carefree capability is devastating' Sunday Times 'A really good read for people of any age ... So, read the book, watch the series, don't die of ignorance, and don't die young' South Wales Argus

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Alice Roberts is a qualified medical doctor and teaches Anatomy at Bristol University. She is a regular contributor to Channel 4's Time Team and BBC2's Coast series.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Scoob on 24 Jan 2007
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. It's clear, authorative and witty. It contains much more nformation than the BBC series and demonstrates the author's considerable knowledge and range of experience. I would strongly recommend this beautifully illustrated book to anyone interested in anatomy and health.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Durr on 12 Feb 2007
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Dr Alice Roberts book don't die young is an excellent introduction for the layperson to understand how to look after your body and the consequences of what might happen if you mistreat this most precious piece of equipment. Well written and with very good photographs and diagrams helps this book to bring the message home and should be on every ones bookshelf. Organs such as the skin, brain, liver and eye are revealed in plenty of detail. The thing about Dr Roberts is that she does not talk down to you and makes you feel that you should actually be responsible for your own health care. Read it and learn, take heed of the warning lights, and hopefully you might just avoid an early death through a bad diet and too much alcohol.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wadge on 20 July 2010
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This is a stunningly well written and illustrated Book. I saw Alice's excellent Series on which the Book was based and also avidly watched "Coast", where her abilities as a great communicator and her knowledge of archaeology, which is not even her specialist skill, were very apparent. I had the privilege of meeting her at the lecture on Coast as part of the Bristol University Centenary last year, I being a graduate and bought her Book called "The Incredible Human Journey",which she kindly signed for me. I make no secret of the fact that I am a great fan of hers (even though she is obviously much more brainy than me!) and as someone who has little scientific knowledge or ability I cannot recommend this Book highly enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 16 Nov 2013
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I am still in the process of reading this as it is the sort of book you need to take your time over. Dr Roberts has a very easy and clear style of writing and describing the human body and its various functions. This is a (text)book for the non-medical person, who would like to gain a deeper understanding of how the body and its organs works. It is a few years old now and the 'staying healthy' sections are somewhat limited in scope, however, I would definitely recommend it as an introduction to the human body for anyone with no or little prior knowledge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J Stainsby on 2 Aug 2013
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A very good book, learnt a lot of information on my organs and how to best look after them in a language that was not beyond me. Too often these kind of books are too technical but this is what I so like about Dr Alice Roberts she explains in laymen's terms so mere mortals can understand. I have yet to see one of her programmes that I have not enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Piet Andreasen on 1 May 2013
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As always, a really well writing, easy understable, book from the renown osterolog Dr. A.Roberts. Nice pics and drawings. full color
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 27 Nov 2012
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Dr Alice has a very good writing style, everything is explained in simple terms, and there are a wealth of very clear photos and illustrations. This book gives a very clear understanding of the human body and how to look after it.
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By muoncrazy on 24 Feb 2014
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Its a nice education tool for younger teenagers but it doesn't have as much in depth information as you may be looking for. The diagrams are excellent and it is punctuated by useful titbits of information to help keep the organ just discussed in tip top condition but the main body of text is at gcse level really.
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