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The milestones of pregnancy which before could only be described can now be witnessed: the heart’s first beats; the appearance of color in the eye; the emergence of toes and teeth; the brain and nervous system directing development; the first movement of tiny legs and arms; the first indications of gender; the wondrous symbiosis of mother and child; the symphony of the body’s systems coming into being and working in concert. The book tracks the development of a baby from the moment of conception, through the explosively complex early stages of development and the amazing stages of growth as the baby is nurtured by the mother, ending with the joy of birth.
All this is made possible by revolutions in two sciences. As biologists have decoded the molecular basis of life, computer scientists have developed non-invasive, three-dimensional techniques for visualizing the body. Alexander Tsiaras has been a pioneer in merging these explorations and discoveries. He has created a virtual camera studio that enables him to view a human body or any part of it individually, scan it, enlarge it, rotate it, adjust its transparency so that we can view inside a living being, and light it from any angle. The result is an ability to illuminate the unseen elements that make us who we are, and the miraculous images in From Conception to Birth.
Posted January 30, 2010
Posted April 14, 2009
I actually got this book in the Spring of 2003 when I saw it on the Oprah show. I was pregnant with my daughter and found the book fascinating. Depending on what point I was in of my pregnancy, I could turn to the appropriate section of the book and see what my baby looked like. I actually loaned it to my sister-in-law who was due four months after me and never got the book back, LOL! My cousin, who is like a sister, is due in August of this year. The first gift I thought of giving her was this book. I found it fascinating; given my medical background. She finds it inspiring, given her artistic background (she's working on her Master's in Art). It really doesn't matter who you are, this book gets everyone's attention.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 16, 2007
I LOVE this book! It has the most amazing vivid pictures. You feel as if you really know what's going on inside your body just by reading this book. My husband and I love looking at the pictures each week to watch the growth of our baby.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 22, 2004
It is amazing! So realistic, every week we check on the changes in our baby....perfect for new parents. Highly recommend it for anyone who wants to see their little one grow (even before their birthday!)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 24, 2003
Posted February 21, 2003
This book is a great book for the couples that are trying to conceive or are already pregnant. The pictures are wonderful and great to look at. The information that you get from this book is outstanding. I would recommend this book to anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 25, 2002
Never before have we been able to see in all it's glory how humans are conceived, gestated and born. The artist and author shares his work in a book form that should become a must-have for every home that has children, and for every school health classroom as well. Anyone who even takes a peak at the fascinating pictures in this book will have to own it. The color and clarity of the images are humbling, and not only elicit feelings of just how precious we are, but also of just how miraculous is the whole process of conception to birth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2010
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