The Human Body: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Functions and Disorde

The Human Body: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Functions and Disorde

by Tony Smith
     
 
Packed with fascinating facts about every system and component, this book provides a unique visual approach to the human body. Over 1,000 clear, full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, along with a quick-reference glossary, make for easy understanding. Index.

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Packed with fascinating facts about every system and component, this book provides a unique visual approach to the human body. Over 1,000 clear, full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, along with a quick-reference glossary, make for easy understanding. Index.

Editorial Reviews

Zom Zoms
This body atlas uses current medical illustration techniques to provide unique views of human anatomical features. Color-enhanced microscope photographs and computer-generated images accompany detailed drawings to illustrate various organs, demonstrate body functions, and depict problems or complications. The introduction explains various types of medical illustration such as computerized tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. These and other techniques are used throughout the next 12 chapters. The first chapter deals with cells, skin, and epithelium (the outer surface of the body). One page features a six-inch cross-sectional view of one layer of skin next to a greatly magnified photograph of a couple of strands of scalp hair. The next 10 chapters look at various systems (e.g., skeletal, muscular, reproductive). The last chapter, "The Human Life Cycle," considers fetal development, childbirth, growth, aging, and inheritance Each section is introduced by a one-page essay and a double-page full-body map showing the location or layout of each system. The rest of the chapter contains a series of pertinent illustrations, accompanied by captions and text. Boxed inserts, charts, and photographs highlight special features ("How Muscles Contract," "Types of Neurons," etc.). Diseases and disorders are also pictured. Treatment options, including more than 30 surgical procedures (hysterectomy, coronary bypass, mastectomy) are depicted, as are some standard medical tests The illustrations are clear and easy to comprehend, but the text often employs technical language (a glossary is provided). Although essentially a picture book, this is intended for an adult audience. Both "The Children's Atlas of the Human Body" (Millbrook, 1994) and "The Body Atlas" (Oxford, 1994) are designed to be accessible to children. The array of photographic techniques used to create high-quality illustrations make "The Human Body" a unique visual guide. For both reference and circulating collections in public libraries. Libraries may also be interested in an unrelated CD-ROM from DK, "The Ultimate Human Body: A Multimedia Guide to the Body and How It Works". With audio and animation, it is available in Windows and Mac versions for $79.95.
Booknews
A popular, heavily illustrated work on human anatomy & physiology. Suitable for school & public library collections, it manifests the inviting, high quality D-K drawings, charts, photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564589927
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 12.04(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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