Anatomica is an essential reference to the human body, the most complex biological mechanism in the world. More than 1,400 intricate color drawings, fully labeled and captioned, bring to life the human body for professionals and general readers. With its encyclopedic medical information, this book also provides outstanding access to practical advice about everyday medical concerns.
The book investigates the workings of the body in detail, reviewing the entire human body area by area, including:
- Cells and body systems
- The head
- The neck
- The trunk
- The chest cavity
- The abdominal cavity
- Urinary and reproductive organs
- Shoulder, arms and hards
- Hips, legs and feet
- The skin
The book also has specific chapters that cover:
- Infectious diseases
- Heredity, DNA and genetic diseases
- The human life cycle
- Staying healthy
- Emotional and behavioral disorders
- Diagnostic techniques
An illustrated timeline of developmental milestones follows aging and recommends preventive health measures. The book also includes an easy-to-use first aid guide and an extensive table of common symptoms. In addition, Anatomica addresses such topics as alcoholism, sexuality, stress and personality disorders, as well as the latest developments in alternative therapies.
Written by an international team of medical experts, illustrators and researchers, Anatomica is an essential reference for the home and libraries.
An affordable purchase for most libraries needing an anatomy book geared toward the public.--Rebecca Raszewski, University of Illinois at Chicago Library"Library Journal" (12/01/2010) The book is the essential reference guide, one those concerned about their health and that of others, must own.--Joan Sutter"Shelf Life" (12/01/2010) The book has entries interwoven with beautifully detailed color illustrations that will appeal to readers of all ages.... At less than $50, this would be an affordable purchase for most libraries needing an anatomy book geared toward the public.... Anatomica is recommended for public and consumer health libraries.--Rebecca Raszewski"Library Journal" (12/01/2010) Anatomica is like a medical textbook for the general public providing affordable and thorough information.--Susan E. Thomas"American Reference Books Annual 2010" (03/01/2011) Anatomica is distinctive among consumer health resources in that it incorporates anatomy and pathophysiology with medical information. It is written at a higher reading level than similar titles. Given the nature of the volume, however, this is appropriate. This reference is text-heavy and supplemented with illustrations. Most of the content is arranged by body segment (such as head, trunk, etc.), reflecting the focus on anatomy. Additional chapters cover human development, infectious and genetic disease, and emotional disorders. Diagnostic techniques, therapeutics, first aid, symptoms, and a detailed, cross-referenced index are also included. In addition to allopathic treatments, the book provides information on a variety of complementary and alternative therapies.... Reminders that readers should consult their doctors appear throughout the book--an important feature for all consumer health materials. Recommended.--J. M. Miller, University of Toledo"Choice" (04/01/2011) At less than $50 this would be an affordable purchase for most libraries needing an anatomy book geared toward the public.--Rebecca Raszewski, University of Illinois at Chica"Library Journal" (12/01/2010) Anatomica is a must-have for any home library. Its complete references to the human body and all of its complexities are outstanding, and its 1,400 colour drawings give it the most precise medical information conceivable. Cells and body systems, the head, neck, chest cavity, urinary and reproductive systems, shoulders, hips, legs, and feet, are just some of the areas covered about this wonderful thing we call our body. Specific chapters deal with infectious diseases, heredity, DNA and genetic disease, the human life cycle, emotional and behavioral disorders, and diagnostic techniques, are discussed also. There is also a first-aid guide, but Anatomica does not stop there, addressing other concerns like alcoholism, sexuality, stress, and personality disorders. The book is the essential reference guide, one those concerned about their health and that of others, must own.--Joan Sutter"Shelf Life" (12/01/2010)