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Encyclopedia of human body systems

Author: Julie McDowell
Publisher: Santa Barbara : Greenwood, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our physical bodies have attributes and capabilities that are truly amazing. Would you believe there are about 100,000 miles of myelinated nerve fibers in your brain, or that you'll shed roughly 40 pounds of skin in your lifetime? Even after centuries of study, some higher-level functions of the human body are still not completely understood. This volume provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to each of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie McDowell
ISBN: 9780313391750 0313391750 9780313391767 0313391769
OCLC Number: 548555555
Description: 2 volumes (xiii, 667, 30 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: V. 1: The building blocks of the human body --
The circulatory system --
The digestive system --
The endocrine system --
The integumentary system --
The lymphatic system. v. 2: The muscular system --
The nervous system --
The reproductive system --
The respiratory system --
The skeletal system --
The urinary system.
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This encyclopedia is a concise yet comprehensive guide to the systems of the human body that is accessible to the lay reader.  Read more...

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"This two-volume set offers readers a concise description of the structure and function of 11 body systems. Sectionsexplain each system's anatomy, cellular chemistry, and organization, together with Read more...

 
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