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Bodyclock : the effects of time on human health
Hughes, Martin, 1949 May 18- Ph. D.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [1989]

Physical Description:
191 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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QP84.6 .B64 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This unique healthcare manual uses the latest and best-established medical knowledge to explain the body's rhythms, growth patterns, and aging process.

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School Library Journal Review

YA-- Opening with a ``Lifespan Health Chart'' that briefly describes normal developmental milestones, Hughes continues with a more comprehensive but still brief overview of the various body systems. Photographs, charts, and diagrams illustrate the text, which is broken into short, logical sections. The explanations of female times of fertility and of birth control methods are carefully scientific in approach; also useful to young adults will be the descriptions of self-examination for breast lumps and testicular cancer. The section on ``How Children Grow'' will both reassure developing minds and provide them with information on nutrition and exercise, while the section on ``How Adults Age'' will provide an introduction to those processes. A chapter on ``Abnormal Regeneration'' describes cancer in simple and general terms, explaining how it grows and spreads; the concluding chapters deal with both viral and bacterial infections and the human body's healing mechanisms. A good book to balance Our Bodies , Ourselves (S. & S., 1976), as it gives information on both sexes' general health and development, Body Clock is a must-read for thinking young adults.-- Dorcas Hand, formerly at Episcopal High School, Bellaire, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.