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Encyclopedia of the Human Body Hardcover – 7 Aug 2003

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DK Publishing. dw, lge fmt, 2002, illus,

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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
By Vicki Arkoff - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I'm constantly amazed by the consistently excellent educational book front-list from British publisher Dorling Kindersley. No other mass-market publisher comes close to producing non-fiction books of such quality, scope, sophistication, visual excitement and sheer readability. When DK Publishing tackles a subject, it's done right, typically by a hand-picked team of editorial professionals and topic experts, as is the case with their latest desk reference book, "DK Encyclopedia of the Human Body." Here a team of medical experts provided the massive data contained in the tome's 300-plus pages. Then a team of authors and editors groomed the text into DK's characteristic style by outlining subject heads and breaking down information into easily-digested sub-sections, each with a corresponding image. There are more than 900 full-color photographs, illustrations, charts and diagrams here, all mesmerizingly revealing the workings of the human body in painstaking detail. Instead of listing subjects alphabetically in the standard style of most encyclopedias, here it is organized into related subject groupings, working parts, moving framework, control and sensation, supply and maintenance, and so on, and designed in concert with DK's uniquely eye-popping visuals. Timelines, charts and illustrated histories help put subjects into perspective and tidbits on leeches, motion sickness, head lice, and toilets will get the attention of even the most reluctant readers. Page after page, the detailed subject is presented clearly and concisely in such a riveting way that young students ages eight and up will not only find and comprehend the information they're seeking, but will become so absorbed that they'll surprisingly discover themselves reading for the sheer fun of it. For high school students, the encyclopedia is a particularly distinct and pleasurable alternative to dull textbooks, making this a must-have for every student's complete home library.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great Book 7 Aug. 2006
By fitnfun - Published on
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Richard Walker really knows how to make the body easy to understand. The diagrams and explanations are easy to follow. I love this book for myself and for kids. Check out his other books too. For younger kids "The Little Encyclopedia of thge Human Body" is great.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great Science Reference Book 3 Dec. 2010
By K. Murphy - Published on
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This is a great science reference book for kids 10 and up. It has so much wonderful information and beautiful illustrations. Looking forward to using it when his class goes over this section in school this year (5th grade) for both science and health related studies.
Anatomy book for teens 8 Jun. 2013
By Anne Murray - Published on
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I found this book in the local library to help my middle schooler research a science project: "Owners Manual for the Human Body". The content is concise, compact, and well illustrated. The level of information was perfect for his age group. I purchased this book to have on hand for future questions.
Excellent book!!! 14 July 2011
By dorothy Moran - Published on
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This book in exquisitely laid out, and wonderfully informative. The pictures and diagrams can't be topped, at least not by any other similar books. Top notch!!
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