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on 22 November 2009
This book is an excellent introduction to how the human body is constructed and how the various systems work. Most of the text is aimed at the interested lay-person, though some sections are pretty detailed and more suited to A-level or undergraduate students. It's a very large book so the illustrations are easy to see in detail and it is the illustrations that are the star of the book: they're superb and remind one of the complex and intricate workings of the body and brain. Although much of the text doesn't depend on much previous knowledge of anatomy, physiology or biochemistry I'm sure that students of these disciplines and those in medical or nursing training would find the illustrations useful in their studies. I certainly would have welcomed having this book when I was studying biological sciences at University.
The book is a bargain for the quality of the colour printing and recommended for anyone interested in how their body works.