Body: An Amazing Tour of Human Anatomy

Body: An Amazing Tour of Human Anatomy

by Richard Walker
     
 

Combining accessible text with eye-popping computer-generated images from the world's first complete 3-D model of an actual human body, this fascinating book takes you on an in-depth tour of the blood vessels, nerves, bones, ligaments, and other features that make human beings tick.

  • Written by Robert Winston, host of the Learning Channel' s award winning
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Overview

Combining accessible text with eye-popping computer-generated images from the world's first complete 3-D model of an actual human body, this fascinating book takes you on an in-depth tour of the blood vessels, nerves, bones, ligaments, and other features that make human beings tick.

  • Written by Robert Winston, host of the Learning Channel' s award winning Intimate Universe series
  • Features six transparent overlays and more than 120 full-color images
  • Includes stunning interactive animations on free CD-Rom

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-This book features eye-catching views of the human body. The computer-generated, three-dimensional images were created by scanning successive horizontal slices of a specially treated human cadaver. For instance, an image of a skeleton is shown next to a skeleton with some of its muscles, which is next to a skeleton with blood vessels. Throughout the four sections, acetate overlays highlight specific systems. The images are clearly labeled and annotated. In addition, each spread has a few paragraphs of information and a "Did You Know?" box. (One of them tells why hearts are used on Valentine cards.) The text should be accessible to readers with no background. The accompanying CD allows users to examine interactive, 360-degree animations of the images. Suitable as a ready-reference source as well as for casual browsers, this informative title does a magnificent job of showing just how complicated and elaborate the human body is.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756613716
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/17/2005
Edition description:
Spiral Book and CD
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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