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Richard Walker is an award-winning author on human biology. A past winner of the Aventis Junior Prize for Science Books, he is the author of Encyclopedia of the Human Body and Microscopic Life.
A solid pick for ... libraries who may have either less comprehensive or less exciting competitors already on hand. Plenty of books have been written about the human body; but this offer far more visual detail than most... A solid pick for high school to general interest libraries who may have either less comprehensive or less exciting competitors already on hand. This compact volume is a colorful, illustrated, and informative guide to the complex human body... remarkably lucid and interpretive. All in all, anyone who still builds a home library would find this more than reasonably priced book an attractive addition to his or her collection, or, at the very least, a good first step in developing a search strategy to locate more sophisticated information on the anatomy and physiology of the human body.--Laurel Grotzinger"American Reference Books Annual, Volume 36" (01/01/2005) A well-illustrated reference book... the text is written in clear, concise language and is accompanied by colorfully detailed illustrations.--April Brazill"E-Streams" (08/01/2004) Many beautifully clear and well-chosen illustrations... short entries for a wide range of topics... up-to-date little book.--Rayna Patton"VOYA" (06/01/2004) Uniquely arranged handbook which serves as a fully illustrated guide to the human body... concise and generally well written.--Howard S. Pitkow"Science Books and Films" (06/01/2004) Concise but thorough... a wealth of information... outstanding color photographs, computer graphics, diagrams, and charts.--Claudia Moore"School Library Journal" (06/01/2004)