The Human Body Close-Up Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011
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'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. (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.
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John Clancy's book The Human Body In Close-Up gives 300 images built up into 3D at the resolutions generated by Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI). It allows us to boldly go into the detail of the human body, showing cell differentiation as a fact more fascinating than any cinematic science fiction.
The 300 images are grouped in to sections showing the bones, muscles, skin, tissues, organs. They are memorably beautiful and are accompanied by instructive text. No drama, but an education in human biology.
The pictures of the composition of far-distant galaxies brought to us from the Hubble Telescope and others give examples of the forces at work over time in the variety of the cosmos. These Human Body images show the fascinating chemical factories of the human cell constructing living tissue to do specific functions.
Not Deep Space, but deep inner space. A thing of beauty, complexity and wonder.
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Brilliant for people that learn visually if you need to learn/brush up on your A&P!Published 14 months ago by L MORRIS
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