BODIES & ANATOMY is a great book to use for drawing life-like bodies and can help gain better understanding of the human anatomy. It shows the reader, in intricate detail, how the human body can be drawn and carefully positioned into any pose imaginable, from sitting cross-legged to doing the 'splits'. Even with the help of a model doll as reference, you'll surely be able to draw bodies better.
Keep in mind, however, that BODIES & ANATOMY is not for everyone, as most of its elements are complicated with limited drawing instructions, and there are many areas that may be quite difficult to follow. The book seems to be tailored for those who already have a reasonably good understanding of the human body. However, I feel anyone can learn lots from reading this book, even if you don't possess a great understanding of the human body. Another thing, there is a frequent amount of nudity involved, then again we are looking at the study of the human body itself.
I consider this book to be a 'must-have', as it will assist you well and truly in gaining better knowledge of the human anatomy in artistic and even scientific topics. I know coz it has helped me a lot in both areas. Such an awesome book!