If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Try them yourself.
“There had been no attacks since those on Justin and Nearly Headless Nick, and Madam Pomfrey was pleased to report that the Mandrakes were becoming moody and secretive, meaning that they were fast leaving childhood… in March several of the Mandrakes threw a loud and raucous party in greenhouse three. This made Professor Sprout very happy.”—
This massive book will certainly assist in the future…it has to be the gold-standard of anatomy books. And Taschen has done yet another magnificent job producing one of these major historic works. Folks, this book is staggering, in both size and quality. It is HUGE (perhaps four times the size of an average “coffee-table book”) and heavy and beautifully produced: Cloth-bound cover, incredible paper quality, magnificent color reproduction…and enormous scope. Page after page of….well, blood and guts, assorted organs, skeletons, bones and skulls.
But that’s what we’re made of, and even though I maybe got a little nauseous by “page 700, it was an amazing voyage through the human body. And even though these plates are well over a hundred years old, I presume we have not evolved so much that anything here is outdated or obsolete. Bottom-line: if you have the slightest interest in anatomy, you MUST buy this book. This is an heirloom quality edifice. “