Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (3-Volume Set) by J. J. Strain, Benjamin Caballero
Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition (January 15, 2005) | 2752 pages | ISBN: 0122266943 | PDF | 20.5 MB
The current status of human nutrition is clearly summarized in this three-volume set. The editorial board and the contributors are highly respected academics and practicing nutritionists from around the world. Topic coverage is extensive, ranging from nutrition policies in developing countries to pregnancy and steatorrhea. Each entry ranges from four to 48 pages in length and contains a list of contents, references to related articles, and suggestions for further reading. The intended readership is students, researchers, physicians, social workers, and nutritionists, but the writing is such that the work is accessible to the lay reader. An added feature is a web-accessible electronic version, which is available to libraries at a minimal yearly fee and can be IP restricted for colleges and universities (that is, the web page looks at the numerical Internet address of the computer logging to the web page to make sure it's authorized to log in). The main drawback is the high price, which puts the set out of the reach of most public and small college libraries. They may instead want to look at David Bender's Nutrition: A Reference Handbook (Oxford Univ., 1996). Recommended for medical, university, and large college and public libraries.AEric D. Albright, Duke Medical Ctr. Lib., Durham, NC
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