(The Human Body) By Baggaley, Ann (Author) Paperback on 13-Jun-2001 Paperback – 13 Jun 2001
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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.
A must for anyone needing to understand how the body works but in a simplified form.
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!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What I have been searching for, very impressed by the diagram details. I would definitely recommend to anyone requiring background knowledge for medical studies.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
really useful book, especially if u are a medic student. would recommendPublished 2 months ago by mcallan chiz
Great, compact, informative and colourful instruction book; I bought for my massage course [anatomy section]. Great for looking up references to things too.Published 3 months ago by Kathy's relaxed