The Handy Anatomy Answer Book

Author: Naomi E. Balaban,James E. Bobick

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578591902

Category: Reference

Page: 362

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Presents more than twelve hundred questions and answers about human anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
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The Handy Anatomy Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595886

Category: Science

Page: 386

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We all have one. The human body. But do we really know all of its parts and how they work? The Handy Anatomy Answer Book is the key to unlocking this door to a wondrous world. Covering all the major body systems—integumentary (skin, hair, etc.), skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive, and, for good measure, adds chapters on growth and development and how science can help and augment the body—it follows the fascinating maze of organ systems and shows how much the body does routinely just to let you move, breathe, eat, and fight off disease. This handy reference helps make the language of anatomy—as well as physiology and pathology—more understandable and less intimidating. Fascinating trivia, plus serious facts, combine to answer over 1,200 questions about the human body, including What is Gray’s Anatomy? What does it mean to have 20/20 vision? Why is blood sticky? How does exercise affect the heart? What is “gluten intolerance”? Is urine always yellow in color? What are the seven warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease? What is a reflex? How much sleep does an individual need? Can humans use organs from other animals for transplants?
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The Handy Anatomy Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595894

Category: Science

Page: 386

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We all have one. The human body. But do we really know all of its parts and how they work? The Handy Anatomy Answer Book is the key to unlocking this door to a wondrous world. Covering all the major body systems—integumentary (skin, hair, etc.), skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive, and, for good measure, adds chapters on growth and development and how science can help and augment the body—it follows the fascinating maze of organ systems and shows how much the body does routinely just to let you move, breathe, eat, and fight off disease. This handy reference helps make the language of anatomy—as well as physiology and pathology—more understandable and less intimidating. Fascinating trivia, plus serious facts, combine to answer over 1,200 questions about the human body, including What is Gray’s Anatomy? What does it mean to have 20/20 vision? Why is blood sticky? How does exercise affect the heart? What is “gluten intolerance”? Is urine always yellow in color? What are the seven warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease? What is a reflex? How much sleep does an individual need? Can humans use organs from other animals for transplants?
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The Handy Law Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593379

Category: Law

Page: 432

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Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive review of the law in the United States, this comprehensive reference answers more than 1,200 questions ranging from Where did the word tort come from? and How are state court judges selected? to Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet? Useful advice includes how to find a lawyer, how to file a complaint against a lawyer, how to document discrimination in the workplace, and how to handle oneself in court. Interspersed throughout are fun sidebars highlighting important cases and explanations of legal terms as well as entertaining information on bizarre and frivolous lawsuits, including one where a prisoner in Colorado sued prison officials after he injured himself during an escape attempt. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal source for anyone looking to get a better understanding of the law.
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The Handy Biology Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595258

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Gene Therapy. DNA Profiling. Cloning. Stem Cells. Super Bugs. Botany. Zoology. Sex. The study of life and living organisms is ancient, broad, and ongoing. The thoroughly revised and completely updated second edition of The Handy Biology Answer Book examines, explains, and traces mankind’s understanding of this important topic. From the newsworthy to the practical and from the medical to the historical, this entertaining and informative book brings the complexity of life into focus through the well-researched answers to nearly 1,300 common biology questions, including … • What is social Darwinism? • Is IQ genetically controlled? • Do animals commit murder? • How did DNA help “discover” King Richard III? • Is obesity inherited? The Handy Biology Answer Book covers all aspects of human, animal, plant, and microbial biology. It also introduces the scientists behind the breathtaking advances, tracing scientific history and milestones. It explains the inner workings of cells, as well as bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant and animal characteristics and diversity, endangered plants and animals, evolution, adaption and the environment, DNA and chromosomes, genetics and genetic engineering, laboratory techniques, and much more. This handy reference is the go-to guide for students and the more learned alike. It’s for anyone interested in life!
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The Handy Technology Answer Book

Author: Naomi Balaban,James Bobick

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin, and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, buildings, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology. From the relationship between science and technology to nanotechnology, robots, and predictions for future technology, The Handy Technology Answer Book presents the latest and historical in an engaging and informative format. It brings well-researched answers to more than 1,100 common questions on technology, such as What are the major time periods of technology? Who is considered to be the first engineer? Which individual was granted the most U.S. patents? What is a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL? What products are made from recycled plastic? Can human beings be cloned? What is the future of wearable technology in health care?
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The Handy Nutrition Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595533

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Your fitness, health, and well-being depend on food and proper nutrition. Yet, knowing what is in the foods we eat, understanding the differences between good and bad fat, learning which foods are good sources of vitamins, keeping up on the latest scientific discoveries, or discerning the effectiveness of different diets can be challenging. To help answer these questions there's The Handy Nutrition Answer Book. Additionally, the book scrutinizes the pros, cons, and effectiveness of the biggest, most popular, and trendiest diets on the market today. This handy reference examines, explains, and traces the basics of nutrition, the value of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, the science behind food-processing and the modern food industry. It traces nutrition—and nutritional misconceptions—throughout history. It explains how to read food labels and what to watch for in food additives. From the newsworthy to the practical and from the medical to the historical, this entertaining and informative book brings the complexity of food and healthy nutrition into focus through the well-researched answers to nearly 900 common questions, such as … How do our muscles obtain energy? What is a calorie in terms of nutrition? How are calories measured? Why do vegetarians need to know about complementary proteins? How does a person interpret how much fat to eat based on the daily calories they want to consume? What is omega-9? How have trans fats in foods changed in the past—and how might they change in the future? Can dense carbohydrates that are high in fat and calories affect our sleep? What are some “healthier” natural sweeteners? What recent study indicated that red wine and dark chocolate are not as healthy as we think? What are some of the worst ways to cook vegetables that destroy nutrients? What is the Maillard reaction? What recent study showed how beer can help grilled foods? How does human taste work? Does the percent of water in our system change as we age? What’s the difference between gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, and wheat intolerance? What “sugar” can act like a laxative? What did the ancient Roman soldiers eat? Why did so many men die from starvation during the American Civil War? What does the word “natural” mean on a label? Why will food labels change in the near future? What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Is there a controversy concerning farmed fish versus wild-caught fish? What is irradiation of food? Why is high fructose corn syrup so controversial? How can diet help with premenopausal symptoms in women? Can soy products lower my cholesterol? Why do some people seem to eat whatever they want—and still lose or maintain their weight?
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The Handy Physics Answer Book

Author: Paul W Zitzewitz

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593573

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse. For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus. Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.
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The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593328

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.
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The Handy Geography Answer Book

Author: Paul A. Tucci,Mathew T. Rosenberg

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592151

Category: Reference

Page: 408

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From the lowest point on earth to the highest mountain and all places in between. From discovering why every map is distorted to why Rhode Island is called an island even though it's not, this comprehensive reference simplifies geography in an approachable question-and-answer format. All aspects of the discipline are covered, including physical, economic, political, and cultural geography. Ideal for students and teachers, this resource is for all those curious about our world.
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The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Author: Lisa J. Cohen

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595983

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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Bridging the gap between the entertainment-focused “pop psychology” on television and the dry academic research that is published in journals, The Handy Psychology Answer Book helps answer why humans do what we do through accurate scientific data presented in a lively, accessible, and engaging way. It covers the fundamentals and explains the psychology behind how people deal with money, sex, morality, family, children, aging, addiction, work, and other everyday issues. Fully revised to reflect the latest scientific research—such as the current DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association); the latest neurobiological theories; and the changing face of marriage—this timely reference has expanded to include information sections on the biology and evolution of emotions; technology and adolescence; bisexuality; optimism; autism; as well as a full section on the law, eyewitness testimony and police shootings. Featuring more than 1,500 answers to questions concerning how the human mind and the science of psychology really work such as: How have other cultures addressed psychological issues? Why was Freud so focused on sex? How can I maintain a healthy brain? Is it normal to argue during marriage? Does religion make people happier? How do we reduce social prejudice?
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The Handy Science Answer Book

Author: James E. Bobick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578591404

Category: Reference

Page: 660

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From the inner workings of the human body to the farthest reaches of the universe, The Handy Science Answer Book by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh explains intriguing scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. In the first update in over eight years, this edition poses and answers nearly 2,000 questions, providing and abundance of original and interesting science facts. Facts on physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, climate and weather, ecology, plants and animals, biology, health and medicine, energy, and more are included
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The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book

Reading Clues at the Crime Scene, Crime Lab and in Court

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: Handy Answer Books

ISBN: 9781578596218

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Covering the fundamentals, science, history, techniques, laboratory analysis, the latest research, and controversies, The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book: Reading Clues at the Crime Scene, Crime Lab and in Court provides detailed information on crime scene investigations. It looks at the science of law enforcement, how evidence is gathered, processed, analyzed, and viewed in the courtroom, and more. From the cause, manner, time of a death, and autopsies to blood, toxicology, DNA typing, fingerprints, ballistics, tool marks, tread impressions, trace evidence, arson, accident investigations, computer crimes, criminal profiling, and much, much more are addressed with answers to over 950 common questions, such as When were fingerprints first used to identify a criminal? Can a forensic expert look at skeletal remains and tell whether the person was obese? How fast does a bullet travel? How was a chemical analysis of ink important in the conviction of Martha Stewart? What types of data are often retrieved from a crime scene cellphone?.
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The Handy Chemistry Answer Book

Author: Justin P. Lomont,Ian C. Stewart

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859457X

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Simplifying the complex chemical reactions that take place in everyday through the well-stated answers for more than 600 common chemistry questions, this reference is the go-to guide for students and professionals alike. The book covers everything from the history, major personalities, and groundbreaking reactions and equations in chemistry to laboratory techniques throughout history and the latest developments in the field. Chemistry is an essential aspect of all life that connects with and impacts all branches of science, making this readable resource invaluable across numerous disciplines while remaining accessible at any level of chemistry background. From the quest to make gold and early models of the atom to solar cells, bio-based fuels, and green chemistry and sustainability, chemistry is often at the forefront of technological change and this reference breaks down the essentials into an easily understood format.
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The Handy English Grammar Answer Book

Author: Christine A. Hult

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Whether it’s for a professional document, a school paper, an Internet blog, or something more personal, effective communication depends on clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar rules can trip up anyone, while organization and word choice can make writing memorable—or banal. The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is an engaging guide to writing with clarity for all occasions. It offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, and punctuation advice, as well as insights on writing for different occasions and audiences. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction—and explanation—of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage, including How did English become a language spoken worldwide? What is a sentence fragment? When do I use “that” versus “which”? How do I use materials ethically on my own websites? How do I write an outline? Several appendices, including model papers and sample writing for every occasion, a glossary of commonly used terms, a bibliography, and an index add to the book's usefulness.
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Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies

Author: Erin Odya,Pat DuPree

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119473667

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Practice your way to a high score in your anatomy & physiology class The human body has 11 major anatomical systems, 206 bones, and dozens of organs, tissues, and fluids—that’s a lot to learn if you want to ace your anatomy & physiology class! Luckily, you can master them all with this hands-on book + online experience. Memorization is the key to succeeding in A&P, and Anatomy & Physiology Workbook For Dummies gives you all the practice you need to score high. Inside and online, you'll find exactly what you need to help you understand, memorize, and retain every bit of the human body. Jam packed with memorization tricks, test-prep tips, and hundreds of practice exercises, it’s the ideal resource to help you make anatomy and physiology your minion! Take an online review quiz for every chapter Use the workbook as a supplement to classroom learning Be prepared for whatever comes your way on test day Gain confidence with practical study tips If you’re gearing up for a career in the medical field and need to take this often-tough class to fulfill your academic requirements as a high school or college student, this workbook gives you the edge you need to pass with flying colors.
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The Handy Diabetes Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578595976

Category: Diabetes

Page: 400

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"The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetes, prediabetics, their lobed ones, and caretakers. An easy-to-use and informative reference, it makes a complicated condition more understandable by providing practical advice and well-research answers to nearly 950 common questions."--Back cover.
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Human Anatomy and Physiology

Study Notes

Author: Adeyemi Olubummo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450235522

Category: Study Aids

Page: 236

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A typical human anatomy and physiology textbook contains over one thousand pages and weighs over six pounds. It is not conducive to quick study or a last-minute review when a student is trying to prepare for exams or class lectures. The author has carefully reviewed the major human anatomy and physiology textbooks and incorporated into this guide the main concepts needed by students to meet the challenges of the course and make the grades they need. These points are provided in bulleted lists for quick mastery of the subject matter. The information is provided on each of the following topics and many more: Anatomy terms and physiology concepts Chemistry, including organic and inorganic Cellular level of organization Cardiovascular system Circulatory system Digestive system Immune system Nervous system Nutrition, metabolism, and body temperature regulation Fluid, Electrolytes, and Acid-base balance Human Anatomy and Physiology will help medical, nursing, and students of other health-related disciplines prepare for their classes and exams by providing review questions at the end of every chapter, along with the answers that will enable them to test their knowledge and skill level.
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The Handy History Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594316

Category: History

Page: 560

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Our country and the world is changing fast, and a knowledge of history helps us understand the hows, whats, and whys of modern civilization. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of The Handy History Answer Book answers over 1,000 how-what-why questions. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world from the Stone Age through the 21st century. Open the pages of this historical guide and get ready for an exciting journey. From Neanderthal Man to sports, from the Trojan War to the Arab Spring, from the Hippocratic Oath to the Internet, this is the perfect companion for history buffs of any age and a resource for learning—and brushing up on—the events, terms, and history makers. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world. Beginning with a section on historical eras, this popular reference source tracks history and organizes information in 13 specific subject sections, ranging from politics and war to science and religion. It tackles exploration and settlement, technological advances, legal fireworks, financial and business events, social movements, natural and man-made disasters, medicine and disease, and art and culture. From the Stone Age to sports, from the Trojan War to the Arab Spring, and from the Hippocratic Oath to the internet, this is the perfect companion for history buffs of any age.
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Delavier's Stretching Anatomy

Author: Frédéric Delavier,Jean-Pierre Clémenceau,Michael Gundill

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450413986

Category: Medical

Page: 143

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Frédéric Delavier has captivated millions with Strength Training Anatomy. Now readers have access to his exercise expertise and trademark illustrations once again with Delavier's Stretching Anatomy. With 250 full-color photos and 300 detailed illustrations, this guide depicts over 130 exercises to increase flexibility, tone muscles and reduce injury. All body regions are covered and sport-specific stretching routines are included. Original.
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