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: James Bobick,Naomi Balaban

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859328X

Category: Science

Page: 376

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From basic biology to 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 1,000 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?
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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 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 Diabetes Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578596637

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly-diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. The CDC estimates 9.3% of the population in the U.S. and Canada have diabetes, with millions more with prediabetes. From scientific explanations of the affects of diabetes on the human body to monitoring, maintaining, exercising and eating right, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book provides detailed information on the research and science on the disease as well as coping with the burden. This useful resource shows how and why the disease affects the body, and provides glimpses of historical and contemporary figures with diabetes. It explains who is most at risk, and points to the differences throughout life stages. It looks at the science behind its affects on the sense, brain and the various systems of the human body. It demonstrates how to cope with—and live well—through food, exercise and life style choices. The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetics, prediabetics, their loved-ones and care-takers. It answers questions in plain English on all aspects of the condition. It also introduces the scientists behind breakthrough advances in care. Easy to use and informative reference, brings the complexity of the illness into focus and provides practical assistance for managing the malady through the well-researched answers to nearly 950 common questions, such as ... & bull; What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes? & bull; What company was responsible for making the first commercial insulin? & bull; What percent of people have prediabetes in the United States? & bull; What are some ethnic, racial, or cultural groups that have more people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes? & bull; Has type 2 diabetes increased in teens and young adults? & bull; What are some other eating challenges that can affect an older person with diabetes? & bull; What are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes? & bull; What is insulin shock? & bull; How can having pregestational diabetes affect a woman’s unborn child? & bull; Did writer Ernest Hemingway suffer from hemochromatosis? & bull; Can secondhand smoke affect a person with diabetes? & bull; Why does diabetes cause blindness? & bull; Why is it important for a person with diabetes to be aware of tooth pain? & bull; Why is there a controversy over how much salt should be eaten daily? & bull; How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels? & bull; What are some tips for person with diabetes when they go shopping for food? & bull; What food additives should a person with diabetes be aware of consuming? & bull; What should a person with diabetes look for on a restaurant menu? & bull; Why is health care so costly for treating diabetes? & bull; Will type 1 diabetes ever go away? & bull; What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes? & bull; What doll company is helping children cope with type 1 diabetes? & bull; What are some websites that offer a free diabetes risk assessment?
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Exam Prep for: The Handy Anatomy Answer Book

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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3,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
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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 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 Math Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593867

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

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From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organized into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics. It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers. With fun math facts and illuminating figures, The Handy Math Answer Book explores the uses of math in everyday life and helps the mathematically challenged better understand and enjoy the magic of numbers.
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The Handy Presidents Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593603

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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A complete look at every Presidents' who, what, when, where, why, and, how … Offering an engaging overview of the U.S. presidency and all past presidents, this valuable tome asks a variety of questions, from the trivial to the topical, that further expands one's understanding of America's highest office. With an intriguing range of questions about religious affiliations, unusual backgrounds, and tidbits of odd trivia—from "Which president killed a man in a duel?" to "Who was the first Baptist to become president?"—this reference also covers former presidential candidates, first ladies, key appointments, and election results. Revealing important answers to foreign policy questions and decisions made during times of war, as well as presidential actions in times of economic boom and bust, isolationism and expansion, and economic policies and unusual anecdotes, this fun and absorbing anthology provides a thorough overview of more than 200 years of U.S. presidents.
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