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Human [Paperback]

Robert Winston , Don E. Wilson

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (21 Aug 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756619017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756619015
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 20.6 x 24.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,728,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Learning Experience 15 July 2007
By William G. Peukert - Published on Amazon.com
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Great logical layout. Exceptional illustrations and photographs with non-verbose clear discriptive text. I have purchased several copies as gifts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If You Want To Know About Yourself Don't Look In The Mirror Read DK's Human 19 May 2007
By John Q. Public Roadblock - Published on Amazon.com
Human does an excellent job in describing who we are, where we came from, how we behave, and what makes us unique as well as characteristics we share with the other animals. If you want to know anything about yourself and why you do the things you do, this is the book. The breadth of the book is truly amazing. Social studies and biology teachers in particular should check this book out. Our species is truly remarkable in every aspect and we have come a long way since we left the savannas of Africa. The accomplishments of humanity down through history are profiled in Origins. The physical construction of ourselves is explained in the Body section. Mind looks at the working of our brain and how we are able to think, gather information, and share it through the employment of language. The Life Cycle section discusses the stages of existence we all go through from birth to death. The Society section explains how we work together in groups to provide for our basic necessities by producing goods and services as well as how we delegate authority to ensure order and stability. Culture discusses common traditions shared from generation to generation such as religion, clothing styles, language, and science. Peoples looks at all the various ethnic groups from around the world. And finally, the Future section discusses the challenges and opportunities facing us as we move into the new millennium. An excellent volume that is both comprehensive and readable.
5.0 out of 5 stars Book purchase 11 Jun 2014
By barbara clabo - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought this book for my daughter who homeschool her daughters. She loves the short articles & photos in the book. Girls like that too!
5.0 out of 5 stars Family Human encyclopedia in one book 10 Dec 2011
By pauld - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book for any family, I greatly recommend it and bought one for each of our kids. Quick look-up and very comprehensive
5.0 out of 5 stars Human 17 Jan 2011
By Spider Monkey - Published on Amazon.com
I have very quickly become a fan of these DK large format reference books and have added quite a few to my book collection over the years and `Human' is a worthy addition to that shelf. As the title suggests this looks at many aspects of human life, and not necessarily just the biology (although there is an excellent chapter on this), but also the cultural and anthropological. The chapter headings are Origins, Body, Mind, Life Cycle, Society, Culture, Peoples and Future. Each chapter is also further sub-divided to make finding relevant information that little bit easier. As we have come to expect from this series the book is beautifully illustrated throughout and the photography and artwork is simply outstanding, nearly every single reference item has a photo or image of some description. The wealth and depth of knowledge included her is simply vast and whether it be the social aspects of playing chess, the various languages throughout the world, sleep cycles or Nanotechnology this book is written with great clarity and makes every topic fascinating. This would be a wonderful book to leave laying around you home for your kids to pick up and browse through, learning about the diversity of life, and it is also engrossing and engaging when you do the same. If anything, this should be the first book in the series you buy so you can learn about our own species and the various way of life in the world and then you could move on the `Animals' to look at our animal brethren, `Universe' to wonder at our place in things and the awesomeness of space and galaxies, 'Earth' to look at the very world we stand on and `History' to put our current lives into some perspective. That would be a comprehensive reference library and one that I can contest never fails to fascinate and keep me enthralled. As you may have guessed, this comes highly recommended.

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