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Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

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A clear and concise overview of the main principles of human anatomy
Relates the key principles to every day clinical problems, congenital abnormalities, and comparative anatomy to place the topic into context
Includes aspects of human evolution to show how and why the body has developed as it has
Considers the origins and development of human anatomy
Includes 50 clear explanatory diagrams

Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 418

By: Leslie Klenerman (Author)

144 pages, 50 b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2015 | #216061 | ISBN-13: 9780198707370
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NHBS Price: £5.99 £7.99 (Save £2.00) $8/€7 approx

About this book

A vast subject that includes a strange vocabulary and an apparent mass of facts, human anatomy can at first appear confusing and off-putting. But the basic construction of the human body – the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensory systems and anatomy for breathing and swallowing – is vital for anyone studying medicine, biology, and health studies. In this Very Short Introduction Leslie Klenerman provides a clear, concise, and accessible introduction to the structure, function, and main systems of the human body, including a number of clear and simple illustrations to explain the key areas.


Contents

1: Development of anatomy
2: The skeleton and its attachments
3: A vital system
4: Communication and control
5: Head and neck
6: The abdomen
7: The limbs
8: Man the tottering biped

Further reading
Index


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Biography

Leslie Klenerman is an Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Liverpool. As a consultant orthopaedic surgeon he worked at Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre until he moved to a chair at Liverpool University. For the past seven years he has worked in the Anatomy Department at Cambridge University as a Senior Demonstrator. He is the author of several publications.

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