The Pregnant Body Book

The Pregnant Body Book

by DK Publishing
     
 

An ideal reference for both medical students and prospective parents, The Pregnant Body Book looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it's changed through evolution, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the reproductive systems.

Examining the development of the baby in the womb and the parallel changes in the mother's body and

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Overview

An ideal reference for both medical students and prospective parents, The Pregnant Body Book looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it's changed through evolution, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the reproductive systems.

Examining the development of the baby in the womb and the parallel changes in the mother's body and structured to follow the process week by week, The Pregnant Body Book follows every anatomical and physiological change and tracks it in unprecedented detail. Specially commissioned 3D artworks, illustrations, scans, and photography show exactly how a baby changes and grows during pregnancy, and how the female body adapts to carry it.

Includes interactive DVD featuring cutting edge animations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This book, a revisiting of the universal human experiences of sex, pregnancy, and birth, stands out for its comprehensive pictorial representations and down-to-earth explanations. DK's typically picture-heavy approach turns out to be perfect for a study of this subject. The result is akin to a museum between the covers. From electron micrographs to ultrasounds to MRIs, this book seeks to help any of us (from medical students to curious pregnant couples) understand what goes on inside the body at any point of pregnancy and beyond. When organized by week, information about both fetus development and the mother's changing body becomes completely understandable. Male and female reproductive anatomy, a cursory genetics lesson, and a chapter on disorders round out the discussion. Key developments by month will help students commit important facts to memory.
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Library Journal
"The human body is capable of many astonishing things, but one of its most intricate, complex and profound achievements is the ability to conceive, carry and give birth to our helpless but incredibly formed babies." This volume epitomizes modern publishing: oversized with 3D artwork, scans, and photographs paired with straightforward explanations of pregnancy from conception to birth. The book is accompanied by a DVD, displaying the always attractive design DK is known for. The contributors are medical doctors, researchers, writers, and nutritionists who write clearly on each topic and are supported by hundreds of illustrations and photographs. These medical experts explain, through text and images, the step-by-step process of labor and birth for those wanting detailed information. This resource also discusses DNA, genetics, and the inheritance of features—of certain interest to parents wondering about how their traits are passed along. Recent titles like Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by the Boston Womens Health Book Collective contain many black-and-white photos and more personal stories, whereas this volume is colorful and science-oriented. VERDICT Timely and comprehensive with a reasonable price point; nicely suited to expecting couples and high school and early college students.—Laverne Mann, Piscataway P.L., NJ

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756675592
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
05/30/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
212,416
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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