From basic biology and the lymphatic system to human growth and development, this comprehensive reference—organized by systems of the body—makes the sometimes perplexing nature of anatomy understandable through an engaging question-and-answer format.
In addition to the science itself, the people and history behind anatomy are discussed. More than 1,200 questions are answered, including
Do identical twins have the same fingerprints?
What are the primary sensations of taste?
What is the integumentary system? and
How many bones are in the human body?
James Bobick & Naomi Balaban
James Bobick is the head of the science and technology department at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Naomi Balaban is a science and reference librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. They are the coauthors of The Handy Biology Answer Book and The Handy Science Answer Book. They both live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.