'The text is informative and easy to read, retaining in-depth information without delving into the realm of undecipherable jargon ... Whether you want to understand a complex topic, or are looking to increase your knowledge of the human body, this is sure to be a hit' How It Works.
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The Human Body Close-Up is a unique exploration of what we are and how we work in breathtaking, microscopic detail. Over 300 cutting-edge anatomical images beautifully depict the complexity of our cells, tissues and organs and how our body parts and systems group together to form the most wondrous biological machine on the planet - the human body. Starting with the cell - the building block of life - and ending with amazing close-up images of human reproduction, this book reveals the myriad systems and processes that keep humans alive as well as what happens when the body succumbs to illness and disease. Using the very latest microscope technology, you will witness exceptional views of the body - from spectacular scans inside the brain that reveal the almost limitless potential connections of our 100 billion neurons to the tiny Purkinje fibres that play a vital role in controlling heart rate. Dramatic images of the respiratory system show how the lungs exchange gases and how the heart and blood transport vital oxygen to every cell in our body, while vivid micrographs reveal how the digestive system delivers valuable nutrients and how these are transformed by mitochondria into the energy that fuels our bodies. With John Clancy's expert commentary illuminating these stunning images, The Human Body Close-Up is the most innovative and enthralling guide to the drama and astonishing detail of our amazing bodies.