Human Body Systems [10 volumes] by Michael Windelspecht
  

Human Body Systems [10 volumes]

Written by Michael Windelspecht
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Part of the Human Body Systems Series

Synopsis

Human Body Systems [10 volumes] by Michael Windelspecht

The human body is made up of systems of organs, which, when working properly, allow people to go through their daily tasks without a second thought. When the system, or one of its organs, malfunctions, doctors must work with patients to determine optimal treatments to restore organ function and health. Researchers are developing new and improved treatments all the time. This ten-volume set looks at each of the human body's systems in detail. At the beginning of each volume, the author introduces the system and its component parts, explaining how each works and its importance to health. Common malfunctions and diseases of the system are also presented, along with typical tests and treatments. Next, a history of the study of this system traces important discoveries about this body system, and identifies the doctors, scientists, and researchers who made these discoveries. Finally, each volume ends with a discussion about the future of the body system-what researchers are still trying to learn about how the system works, and potential new therapies to solve as-yet-untreatable diseases and injuries. Fascinating facts about each body system, and a list of resources for further information, will help both students and patients locate all they need to know about the body system they are researching.

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Recommended for advanced middle school grade levels all the way through college and into the public library system is the outstanding 'Human Body Systems

. -MBR Bookwatch [T]he set makes up a highly readable, well-illustrated encyclopedia with a scope and clarity that will serve well all readers who wish to know how our bodies are built and how they function in health and disease. -SB&F [T]his reference would be a valuable addition to any high-school and undergraduate library with strong physiology and anatomy programs. General readers in public libraries should also find it accessible and informative. -Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin [A]ccessible and readable. All our reviewers agreed that these books would be suitable for reference use and supplementary reading by A-level students, and that the books would be a valuable addition to a school or departmental library. -School Science Review ?T?he set makes up a highly readable, well-illustrated encyclopedia with a scope and clarity that will serve well all readers who wish to know how our bodies are built and how they function in health and disease. -SB&F ?T?his reference would be a valuable addition to any high-school and undergraduate library with strong physiology and anatomy programs. General readers in public libraries should also find it accessible and informative. -Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin ?A?ccessible and readable. All our reviewers agreed that these books would be suitable for reference use and supplementary reading by A-level students, and that the books would be a valuable addition to a school or departmental library. -School Science Review ?Recommended for advanced middle school grade levels all the way through college and into the public library system is the outstanding 'Human Body Systems

.?-MBR Bookwatch ?[T]he set makes up a highly readable, well-illustrated encyclopedia with a scope and clarity that will serve well all readers who wish to know how our bodies are built and how they function in health and disease.?-SB&F ?Good resources for serious inquiries into human physiology, medicine, and even the history of science....This set merits consideration....[t]he individual volumes are also solid candidates for the cirulating collections.?-School Library Journal ?[T]his reference would be a valuable addition to any high-school and undergraduate library with strong physiology and anatomy programs. General readers in public libraries should also find it accessible and informative.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin ?[A]ccessible and readable. All our reviewers agreed that these books would be suitable for reference use and supplementary reading by A-level students, and that the books would be a valuable addition to a school or departmental library.?-School Science Review ?Although each volume can stand alone, for a full picture of body systems, the set needs to be considered as a unit. Volumes, by professionals in the field, are structured and written for ready understanding by general readers....[I]deal for public libraries, secondary schools, and undergraduates. Recommended. General readers; undergraduates.?-Choice Good resources for serious inquiries into human physiology, medicine, and even the history of science....This set merits consideration....[t]he individual volumes are also solid candidates for the cirulating collections. -School Library Journal Although each volume can stand alone, for a full picture of body systems, the set needs to be considered as a unit. Volumes, by professionals in the field, are structured and written for ready understanding by general readers....[I]deal for public libraries, secondary schools, and undergraduates. Recommended. General readers; undergraduates. -Choice

About the Author

MICHAEL WINDELSPECHT is Assistant Professor of Biology at Appalachian State University. He is the author of two books in Greenwood's Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries through the Ages series, author of The Digestive System, coauthor of The Lymphatic System, and editor of Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
2000 pages

Author

Michael Windelspecht
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Publisher

Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

24th August 2004

ISBN

9780313331190


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