Incredible Voyage: Exploring the Human Body

Incredible Voyage: Exploring the Human Body

by National Geographic Society
     
 

This all-new, large-format edition explores the miraculous machinery of the body, how it works, what happens when things go wrong, and how today's amazing advances in medical science often can correct them. Over 300 full-color illustrations include state-of-the-art photos, medical drawings and diagrams, and 3-D scans.  See more details below

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This all-new, large-format edition explores the miraculous machinery of the body, how it works, what happens when things go wrong, and how today's amazing advances in medical science often can correct them. Over 300 full-color illustrations include state-of-the-art photos, medical drawings and diagrams, and 3-D scans.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA--A trip through the human body via astounding photographs with interesting text as a guide. Written for the layperson, this wonderful resource traces human growth, anatomy, and physiology at all stages of life, sick or healthy. The engaging, easy-to-read text is arranged in chapters on body origins, systems, defenses, the brain, aging, and the future. This interesting topical approach brings together a great deal of information about medical biology without being dry or overly technical. Very current, the resource includes many of the innovative, developing breakthroughs that are in the news daily. By raising related issues, the narration ties together biology, history, and social science. Browsers will be drawn to the fantastic photography that shows the latest techniques such as microphotography, MRIs, and sonography. The body is explored inside and out through accurate, unique illustrations not often seen by high school students.--Gary Fillmore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Booknews
A vivid portrait of human physiology as we understand it, on the brink of the 21st century. Six chapters highlighted by 300 colorful, state-of-the-art illustrations trace the development, structure, and function of the human organism, from conception to old age. In addition to cellular building blocks and genetic master plans, they explore the body's natural engineering and intricate interactions, its biological defenses, what really happens when disease strikes, and the latest technological improvements in biomedicine. They conclude with a look ahead to future developments in diagnostic techniques, alternative medicines, and genetic engineering. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792271482
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.43(w) x 11.15(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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