Human Body: A Basic Guide to the Way You Fit Together

Human Body: A Basic Guide to the Way You Fit Together

by Moff Betts
     
 

From single-celled embryo to fully grown human, Dr. Betts charts the major systems of the body, its interrelated organs and the revelations of microbiology. Find out why you couldn't live without bacteria or cholesterol; how your kidneys and lungs are mirror images of each other; and why you are a mix of your grandparents but only a meeting of your parents.

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Overview

From single-celled embryo to fully grown human, Dr. Betts charts the major systems of the body, its interrelated organs and the revelations of microbiology. Find out why you couldn't live without bacteria or cholesterol; how your kidneys and lungs are mirror images of each other; and why you are a mix of your grandparents but only a meeting of your parents. Illustrated with rare historical engravings and beautiful contemporary drawings, The Human Body charms and informs as it reveals how the most complex organism in the world fits together.

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“...short and witty passages accompanied by beautiful woodcuts....while the text is beguilingly simple, it is neither dumbed down nor stripped of scientific vocabulary. The descriptions are rich and artful, and typically within a stone's throw of modern scientific understanding.” —The Lancet

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802714299
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Wooden Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 6.49(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Moff Betts, M.D., lives and practices in Wales.

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