Health: Fantastic Voyage

One day not long ago, Richard Saul Wurman, the design wizard behind the "Access" book series, realized: "I knew more about the way my car works than the way my body does." So, for himself and his readers, he began work on a series of meaty booklets that make sense of basic health issues--like men's and women's diagnostic tests, cardiovascular problems and drugs (prescription, over-the-counter and herbal). All are rendered with Wurman's trademark graphical touch, demystifying complex subjects by use of laser-clear charts, gripping colors and illuminating layouts. Published by TOP, each costs $12.95. Next up for Wurman: "Understanding Health Care," out in July. It'll be his 81st book.