The Anatomy Bible: The Incredible Biology of You (Paperback)

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The 15th title in Firefly Books' bestselling and renowned Subject Bible series covering all aspects of human life.

Praise for the series:

Don't let the format fool you; the concepts are quite sophisticated, so many entries are brief but dense. Good for answering news-related ready reference questions and, despite its small size, suitable for circulating collections. --Booklist

Like the previous titles in this series, The Anatomy Bible delivers a concise and entertaining package of authoritative information on a fundamental aspect of human existence; in this case, the bones and muscles and organs that make up human anatomy, the one common element of all human life.

The 13 illustrated chapters cover:

The Fundamentals -- The discovery and application of knowledge of human anatomy; the language of anatomy Bit by Bit -- Organization of your body from cellular to chromosomal, to tissues and organs The Ultimate Packaging Material -- The 3 layers of skin that protect us; fat, hair, glands and nails Move Your Body -- The musculoskeletal system, bone; tendons, ligaments and muscles; cartilage and bone growth; aging A Blood Red Superhighway -- The heart, arteries, capillaries, veins, oxygen The Security Force -- Immunity and wound repair; lymphocytes; hypersensitivity A Paramount Exchange -- Respiration and lungs The Hub -- The nervous system; neurons, axons, the brain parts, cortices, the senses Just A Messenger -- Chemicals and glands GIT -- Upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and its parts, from mouth to throat to stomach to lower intestines; liver and gallbladder Your Waterway Networks -- The urinary system; kidneys, bladder, ureter and urethra; blood filtering; blood pressure Making Babies -- Structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems; genetics and inherited characteristics Looking Ahead -- 21st-century anatomy.

The other titles in this wide-ranging series specialize in topics of interest for everyone and others that are more specialized, but we all have a body and, for the most part, they all work the same way. The Anatomy Bible is a wonderful reference to its secrets and an ideal selection for all readers.

About the Author


Ken Okona-Mensah is a freelance science writer who has over 16 years' experience working in academia and writing about health-based topics. With a background in pharmacology and toxicology, research and science communication he previously worked as a scientific writer for Imperial College London where he produced technical and lay reviews for scientific advisory committees of Public Health England.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780228102403
ISBN-10: 0228102405
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: January 24th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English

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