Body: The Complete Human

Body: The Complete Human

by Patricia S. Daniels, National Geographic Society Staff, Lisa Stein, Trisha Gura
     
 

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Body: The Complete Human explains each of a person’s working systems in a practical, interactive way. In over 400 images, diagrams and illustrations, the amazing diversity of the body is shown in rich visuals, such as the highly magnified view of a cancer cell, or blood platelets. Well-organized into 13 chapters, authoritative text is punctuated by

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Body: The Complete Human explains each of a person’s working systems in a practical, interactive way. In over 400 images, diagrams and illustrations, the amazing diversity of the body is shown in rich visuals, such as the highly magnified view of a cancer cell, or blood platelets. Well-organized into 13 chapters, authoritative text is punctuated by sidebars, boxes, and cross references that clearly and reliably explain anatomy and function. With links to the highly-trafficked National Geographic website and reflecting the National Geographic Channel’s incredibly successful show "The Living Body," this comprehensive reference utilizes top experts in the field to highlight the latest advances in health and medicine.

This volume is an essential for students, families, and anyone with an interest in health or fitness.

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"Long known for stunning photography and quality prose, the National Geographic Society brings those qualities to bear on this enthralling exploration of the human body and making this guide an accessible and highly informative reference for all ages." — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Publishers Weekly

Long known for stunning photography and quality prose, the National Geographic Society brings those qualities to bear on this enthralling exploration of the human body. In 13 chapters (and an epilogue on the future of human development), each physical system-"body armor," "structure," "messengers," "reproduction," etc.-is explained in clear text and full-color images. Photographs are sensational, many the result of improvements in microscopic photography developed over the past decade; likely the first time many readers have seen their inner workings in such detail, stunners include a photograph of an actual cancer cell with three T-lymphocytes attached to it. Topics are well organized and illustrations impeccable; in addition, sidebars cover important figures and developments such as pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey; "what can go wrong," including closer looks at diabetes and Alzheimer's; and tangential concerns like hiccups, circumcision and nose jobs. In addition, each info-packed chapter includes a useful glossary of terms, making this guide an accessible and highly informative reference for all ages. (Oct.)

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ISBN-13:
9781426204494
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
883,414
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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