The Human Body: A Visual Guide to Human Anatomy (Metro Books Edition)

Overview

Throughout your lifetime you can expect your heart to beat over two billion times, while your brain generates trillions of responses each day. Your ears can detect over 400,000 sounds and your nose up to 10,000 different odors. Your hands are nature’s most effective manipulating tool; your legs and arms an exceptionally versatile means of transport. Internal defenses give you the remarkable ability to heal, fight diseases, and mend broken bones—often without any outside help. In fact, every single element of your...

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Overview

Throughout your lifetime you can expect your heart to beat over two billion times, while your brain generates trillions of responses each day. Your ears can detect over 400,000 sounds and your nose up to 10,000 different odors. Your hands are nature’s most effective manipulating tool; your legs and arms an exceptionally versatile means of transport. Internal defenses give you the remarkable ability to heal, fight diseases, and mend broken bones—often without any outside help. In fact, every single element of your body is as worthy of celebration as the living, thinking whole.

Starting at the cellular level, The Human Body reveals how tissues and organs group together to make body systems, and how these systems co-operate to form a complete human being. Over 350 cutting-edge anatomical images and photographs depict the body in extraordinary detail. Exceptional views of the heart, liver, and lungs, close-up images of the bones and the skull, and meticulous cross sections of the eye and other sense organs demonstrate our body parts to a strikingly intricate degree. The spectacular imagery also portrays the internal workings of the stomach and intestines, the complexity of the muscular system, and fascinating interior views of the brain.

The Human Body superbly depicts and describes the body, its structure, and its function in a clear and accessible way. It is the definitive anatomical reference for all members of the family as well as a  beautiful companion for any student or practitioner of medicine or human biology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435132436
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/30/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Sarah Brewer qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine, and Surgery. She is the author of numerous popular health books including Cut Your Cholesterol and Cut Your Stress.

Primal Pictures is an award-winning interactive anatomical artwork provider. The images in this book are taken from medical scan data that has been interpreted by a team of Primal anatomists and then translated into three-dimensional images by graphics specialists.

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