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The structures that lie beneath our skin represent a remarkable and beautiful assortment of biological mechanisms that are essential for our lives. However, we often take these structures for granted.

In these fourteen fascinating lectures from Howard University's Professor John K. Young, a basic overview of the human body, its physical features, biological systems, and general functioning will be presented for the benefit of anyone from budding medical students to curious laymen.

In Young's lectures, he shares the knowledge he has gained during his 30-year tenure as a teacher as he leads his audience on an unforgettable journey through the wonders of the human body.

©2008 John K. Young; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Bennett
  • south lyon, MI, United States
  • 11-20-09

Well organized!

The author and read surely has a talent for not only human anatomy but teaching as well. A must listen for anyone who is lucky enough to be in possession of one of these remarkable machines known as the human body!

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  • rosie
  • Australia
  • 03-30-10

Fascinating from head to toe.

A superb read covering the basics of our body in an easy to follow format. Worth listening to twice to fully grasp some of the concepts. Professor Young is an engaging speaker.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic and informative

This book ended too soon. I loved learning the basic about how the body works. It was well organized by body part and made sense to a history major such as myself. There is a 73 page coursebook that comes as a PDF.

The author is funny in a dorky way and he had funny little jokes that he he enjoyed immensely.)

I would buy Part 2, 3, 4, etc or anything by this author.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Basic Human Anatomy review

A good primer of human anatomy and some physiology with concommitant implications for medicine. Very accessible to the layperson.

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Great for students

This course helped me with my Paramedic studies. Highly recommend to help you comprehend the anatomy and physiology lectures in class.

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Better than I could have hoped for

This author is definitely a gifted teacher and I love that he was also the narrator. This book brought to life a topic that I thought would be impossible to leach via audio.

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very informative. like listening to a father.

I like the deseases that are interesting to talk about. it gives a good discussion about each symptoms. just the terms interested me.

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  • Dr
  • Los Osos, CA, United States
  • 01-27-12

A good general overview

Excellent material, nicely researched. The lecture style seemed to be a bit edgy, or was it just me?

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  • Chris
  • 03-28-15

Absolutely fascinating overview of your body

I went into this course very skeptical: don't I need to see pictures and diagrams etc? And how interesting can a list of organs, bones and muscles be?? Well I was very wrong to be worried on both fronts. As the lecturer states early on, you don't need pictures because you have a body attached to your head! As for interest, this course is far more than a list of bones and organs.

The lectures cover every large aspect of the human body, from bones to the reproductive system. Whilst he does discuss individual bones and their latin names, this is only so that he can discuss how the form of them gives rise to function which ends up being way more interesting than I would have guessed. He also gives comparisons with the anatomy of other species, and pulls in information from embryology and biochemistry, which adds a whole other dimension and really leaves you feeling like you understand things a lot better.

I enjoyed every bit of this course and will probably go back and listen to a few of the lectures again because they are so interesting. Wholeheartedly recommended!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Rob
  • 12-09-10

Entertained learning

This is not dry lecture stuff. Prof Young explains anatomy and does so at a scholar level for those relatively new to anatomy, but what makes it both fun to listen to and easy to remember is his intertwining of development and alternative anecdotes (e.g. did you know snakes 'pop out' their larynx so they can breath whilst slowly swallowing their prey?).
Thank you dr Young.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura
  • 04-07-13

Captured by every word.

This lecture series has been awesome to listen too, I think I probably learnt more Human anatomy in 5 mins of listening to this, than I did in any of my Science classes back at school. The lecture is very easy to listen too, unlike many narrators who have irritating voices, I found this to be fairly soothing.

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  • Nellybird
  • 01-19-17

Invaluable

Would you listen to Basic Human Anatomy again? Why?

I got this book to aid my study of Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology at level 3 standard. The book was perfect for this purpose and spot on with subject choice. I would listen to the book in bed and when driving the car, the revision was very beneficial and the ease of understanding is good.

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The lecturer is obviously very knowledgeable on his subject and speaks with an easy flow and pace.

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  • gerrard
  • 07-08-15

The Body Explained

What was one of the most memorable moments of Basic Human Anatomy?

It was really well put together to help inform those who want to brush up on the basics

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I liked that he was the author,

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-20-17

Basic human anatomy

This book was Easy to listen to and found the information was enjoyable to learn from

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-17

very well narrated, informative, and accurate.

well taught, and very interesting with good examples given. easy to listen to, and well laid out.