Photographic Atlas of the Body

Photographic Atlas of the Body

by Susan Greenfield, Science Photo Library, Chorlton Windsor
     
 

ISBN-10: 1552979733

ISBN-13: 9781552979730

Pub. Date: 10/02/2004

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

A dramatic pictorial tour.

The desire to see and understand the inner workings of our bodies starts at an early age. The curiosity to glimpse what happens inside the body's systems, organs and even the brain is a continuing scientific quest.

The magnificent illustrations in Photographic Atlas of the Body are created by imaging technologies and

Overview

A dramatic pictorial tour.

The desire to see and understand the inner workings of our bodies starts at an early age. The curiosity to glimpse what happens inside the body's systems, organs and even the brain is a continuing scientific quest.

The magnificent illustrations in Photographic Atlas of the Body are created by imaging technologies and the latest scientific methods. Dramatic close-up photography of human anatomy is combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the human body's functions and inner workings.

The images of Photographic Atlas of the Body are organized in five major sections:

  • Imaging Techniques
  • Cells
  • Biological systems
  • Tissues
  • Brain and Senses.

Each section opens with a clearly written introductory essay. Vivid, full-page images follow, each with a simple pictogram identifying the location and concise captions explaining the body part's function and significance.

Sixteen types of imaging instruments and techniques are explained including:

  • X-ray and radioactive (Barium meal)
  • CAT scan
  • MRI, SEM, TEM, NMR
  • Optical and microscopy
  • Acoustic and ultrasound.

Each of these methods creates a unique portrait of the unseen world within each of us.

Photographic Atlas of the Body is a valuable guide to, and reference for, the internal workings of the body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979730
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/02/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
by Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE

Imaging techniques

CELLS

  • Typical human cells
  • Inside cells
  • Cell cycles
TISSUES
  • Epithelial tissue
  • Supporting and connecting tissue
  • Muscle tissue
SYSTEMS
  • Skeletal system
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Reproductive system
  • Nervous system
  • Immune system
  • Endocrine system
BRAIN AND SENSES
  • Brain
  • Hearing and balance
  • Smell and taste
  • Sight

Index

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