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(The Human Body) By Baggaley, Ann (Author) Paperback on 13-Jun-2001 Paperback – 13 Jun 2001

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (13 Jun. 2001)
  • ASIN: B005M93P5Q
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 13.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,356,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was a life saver. Having been completely discouraged by more technical books on biology for my degree in psychology, this book explained clearly and concisely what the different parts of the body do and how they do it.
This book seems to keep biology very simple, and almost every page assumes no prior knowledge. However, if you wish to look at it more closely, it does go into depth on such subjects such as the nervous system without overloading information.
At each stage of the book it limits the information to step by step guides of the human body's processes and labelling of the different part of the body from brain parts through to parts of a neuron.
For anyone studying a subject that is related to biology but not indepth on biology this would be a good book. Likewise it might also prove useful for GCSE students. Its size is also fantastic because it easily fits in a small bag for revision on the bus etc.
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After starting an HND inlcuding Anatomy & Physiology with a lot of brainy 18 yr olds (I'm a mature student at 32 yrs) I felt totally out of my depth. Renamed in my A&P lectures as my bible, this book has been a life saver allowing me to understand the basic function of a particular part of the body before my lecturer continued with the more advanced stuff.
A must for anyone needing to understand how the body works but in a simplified form.
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I love this book! I bought it when I was still training as a GP, and despite now being a bit thumbed and well used it remains my favourite way of explaining things to patients.
It has two separate sections - the first part is all about anatomy and physiology in normality, and a smaller section at the back gives basic explanations for a number of disease states.
If you are looking to use this as an only textbook for a degree course in anatomy or physiology you will be disappointed - it does not go into sufficient detail for that. BUT if you want a decent and correct introduction to the overall scope you'll find it a delightful book. The diagrams are absolutely correct, and without fail I can always find a drawing to explain whatever I am trying to explain to a patient.
I can absolutely guarantee that when my current copy finally bites the dust I'll be buying another copy straight away!! Best fiver I've ever spent!
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This book provides a great foundation in Anatomy. Probably aimed around GCSC level, but also useful for adults with a interest in how the body works, but without wanting to go too deep. For most people this is probably what you want.
The diagrams are very clear, although they are all diagrams, no actual photos of real people (depends what you like to see).
If you are going to own one book on Anatomy then this is a good one to get.
The book is quite small in height (approx pocket size), but is very thick and so feels a bit awkward to use. There is a very similar book that whilst organised differently appears to be the same contents (The Human Body, another Dorling Kindersley book). I prefer the hardback book which is taller and so easier to see the pictures clearly. The hardback book is over twice the price, but I prefer the hardback book.
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Ever been interested in just how things look in the human body? - Want to understand how things work - why they work? What do the nerves look like? What does the lymphatic system look like? Where are the small veins and arteries in your leg?
Then get this book - I would say it's a valuable learning and reference guide from someone who's just eager to understand more about their bodies right upto medical professionals who need a good little book to keep on hand.
I would particularly recommend this book to practitioners of reflexology and massage and as a study aid for anyone taking beginning to intermediate associated exams.
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As a reflexology student, the functions of the human body seemed so complex. This book breaks the whole learning process down into 'bite-size' pieces that are easily digestible for the lay-person. Each part of every process is dealt with so simply that even I got my head round it! The illustrations are bright and colourful - it makes learning fun again! Its also small enough to carry around with you.
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I am currently studying ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Massage and prior to starting the course was looking for a very basic and easy to understand book, with lots of colour diagrams, to get me started. This book is basic but quite comprehensive and written in an easily understood style. There are lots of good diagrams but unfortunately some of them appear over two pages and the centre of these diagrams are not easily decipherable. The book is small and fat - hence the publishers description "dumpy edition" - and does not lie flat, I found this quite annoying. I do not know why this book was published in this format as what it lacks in size it makes up for in thickness making it too large for most pockets and too small to be handled and read with ease. In summary The Body is a good, very basic, book but I feel that its format prevents it from being an easy to use learning tool and it should be published in A4 size-if it is not already. It would probably be good as an on-the-move revision aid.
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