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 well-illustrated reference book... the text is written in clear,
concise language and is accompanied by colorfully detailed
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.-- (04/01/2007)
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.-- (01/01/2005)
Many beautifully clear and well-chosen illustrations... short entries for a wide range of topics... up-to-date little book.-- (06/01/2004)
Uniquely arranged handbook which serves as a fully illustrated guide to the human body... concise and generally well written.-- (06/01/2004)
Concise but thorough... a wealth of information... outstanding color photographs, computer graphics, diagrams, and charts.-- (06/01/2004)