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Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas
Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas
by Roger Highfield
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT - A great stocking filler!, 31 Mar. 2004
A superbly written book detailing the scientific theories behind Christmas - from snowfall to how Santa manages to deliver all of his presents in one night (without incinerating due to the immense G forces and wind resistance he would experience)!!
This book does require some scientific knowledge but it isn't too heavy. You can really get into this and have a great laugh!
Buy it for your Dad!!!


General and Systematic  Pathology
General and Systematic Pathology
by James C. E. Underwood MD FRCPath FRCP FMedSci Professor
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for a Sheffield Medical Undergraduate!, 31 Mar. 2004
A very detailed and well structured text on pathology. Written by the professor of pathology at Sheffield - it pretty much covers everything on the pathology curriculum here. The introductory chapters are also very useful and include such topics as the causation of disease etc. Very descriptive and very well written. You will need to supplement this with a good clinical medicine book (such as kumar and clark) to simplify things a little!!


Basic Medical Biochemistry (Books)
Basic Medical Biochemistry (Books)
by Dawn B. Marks
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please do not buy this if you are a medical undergraduate, 31 Mar. 2004
Not for medical undergraduates. Only for biochemistry students really.
There is nothing "basic" about this book. This is very complicated, badly illustrated and not particularly oriented for a medical curriculum. Also the clinical scenarios are not very well structured and very complex.
If you want my advice, at undergraduate level you just need a very basic understanding of biochemistry - don't get yourself all confused by this complicated subject. A good physiology or clinical medicine textbook will give you all the information you REALLY need.
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Clinically Oriented Anatomy
Clinically Oriented Anatomy
by Keith L. Moore
Edition: Paperback

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST ANATOMY BOOK IN THE WORLD, 30 Mar. 2004
Shame this scale only goes up to 5 stars!
Great detail, great diagrams in a truly brilliant regional anatomy book.


A Pictorial Handbook of Anatomy and Physiology
A Pictorial Handbook of Anatomy and Physiology
by James Bevan
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars er... don't try to learn physiology from this one, 30 Mar. 2004
A bit out of place in a university. It is a decent once-through read for a very brief intro to the subject. May be more appropriate in a primary school library.


McMinn's Color Atlas of Human Anatomy (McMinn's Clinical Atls of Human Anatomy)
McMinn's Color Atlas of Human Anatomy (McMinn's Clinical Atls of Human Anatomy)
by Peter H. Abrahams MBBS FRCS(Ed) FRCR DO(Hon)
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect partner to real dissection, 30 Mar. 2004
This is a great book. It has very detailed PHOTOS of real prosections. This is a fantastic book to have with you in the dissecting room. The labels are numbered so that you can cover up the legend and test yourself - Great for revision.
Don't make this the only anatomy text you buy though. The book is not intended to be descriptive but makes up for it in it's brilliant detail. Shame that the section on the brain is quite brief.


Instant Anatomy
Instant Anatomy
by Robert H. Whitaker
Edition: Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best way to make sense of anatomy - BUY THIS BOOK, 30 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Instant Anatomy (Paperback)
I would highly recommend this book to anyone starting a medical degree and other anatomy related courses.
Instant Anatomy charts the course and distribution of every artery, vein, set of lymphatics, and nerve (cranial, peripheral and autonomic). This is done in a very simple style with a diagram on one side and any text on the side opposite. Quite frankly a goldfish could read this book and get an anatomy degree.
Probably the most impressive section is that on the muscles. This is great for revision with each muscle listed alongside it's origin, insertion, action and innervation.
Also included is information on joints, ossification times, foramina (in full detail), other spaces and positions of structures according to vertebral levels.
You will need a more pictorial anatomy text to accompany this to get the full picture. But I cannot stress enough that this a perfect book if you are learning anatomy.


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