The Modern Scholar
- Basic Human Anatomy: The Beauty of Form and Function
- Narrated by: Professor John K. Young
- Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
- Release date: 08-14-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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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.
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By Bennett on 11-20-09
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!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Bookworm on 01-16-12
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.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Chris on 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!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Rob on 12-09-10
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