+612 9045 4394
$7.95 Delivery per order to Australia and New Zealand
100% Australian owned
Over a hundred thousand in-stock titles ready to ship
Hormones : A Very Short Introduction - Martin Luck


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st September 2014
ISBN: 9780199672875
Number Of Pages: 144

Share This Book:


RRP $26.99
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Earn 41 Qantas Points
on this Book

Hormones play an integral part in the balance and workings of the body. While many people are broadly aware of their existence, there are many misconceptions and few are aware of the nature and importance of the endocrine system.

In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Luck explains what hormones are, what they do, where they come from, and how they work. He explains how the endocrine system operates, highlighting the importance of hormones in the regulation of water and salt in the body, how they affect reproduction and our appetites, and how they help us adjust to different environments, such as travel across time zones.

In this fresh and modern treatment, Luck also touches on the ethical and moral issues surrounding research methods, testing on animals, and hormone misuse.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Industry Reviews

an informative and readable overview to the subject * Guardian *

1: Hormones, history, and the shoulders of giants 2: What and how 3: Nuns, catastrophes, and the mysteries of reproduction 4: Water, salt, and blood pressure 5: The hard stuff: calcium, cells, bones, and cancer 6: Appetite, fat, and obesity 7: The thyroid gland 8: Light and dark 9: Changing perspectives Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780199672875
ISBN-10: 0199672873
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11.1  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12

Earn 41 Qantas Points
on this Book