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Tag along on a rotten day as a body copes with sneezing, getting cut, being stung by a bee, and vomiting, as well as performing more mundane actions such as urinating, tapping into its melanin supply, acting reflexively, and sweating. Readers are invited to follow a "Nanocam" (think the 1966 sci-fi film The Fantastic Voyage ) to witness such delights as the eruption of a pimple. Dramatic color graphics, both large and small, are accompanied by a multitude of informative captions. Researchers who find the information on the busy pages hard to grasp can pop in the accompanying CD-ROM and catch a ride up the esophagus on a wave of vomit. An extensive glossary guides readers through some unfamiliar territory in this vivid look at some of the workings of the human body as it reacts to internal and external stimuli. Eye-catching, highly pictorial, informative, and with a megadose of ick! factor.
—Patricia ManningCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.