Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
8
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 11 October 2011
I recall films InnerSpace(1987) and Fantastic Voyage(1966). In each film a submarine with crew is minituarised then injected into a human body, special effects portray the journey through the body. A drama played out with some medical information imparted.

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.
0Comment| 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 31 December 2012
Unlike his older sister I have had difficulty getting my 10 year old son to read anything meaningful. However I spotted him looking at a simillar book in the shop at the city gallery, Manchester. He was transfixed by the images that the electron microscope can give. I took this as a sign. I looked for like' books as xmas presents. This is a wonderful book, hardback and in glorious colour. Filled with wonderful Images and bytesized chunks of text that don't overwhelm his reading he has stunned his teacher and won an award for doing a class discussion on the world that is before us but unseen. Oh and there were lots of ughhhhh's and no way and yuk coming from the sofa as he looked at skin, hair and all that we are made up of. Haha
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 13 March 2012
Yes, thanks Katie Piper for selecting this book on the recent programme covering the restoration of your eyesight to your left eye. If you had not selected this book I would not have known about it. The book is brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in how the human body works.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 January 2013
We have loads of these at school, the kids love to look through and wonder at how intricate these things are, a real talking point. A good, solid hardback.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 January 2013
Beautiful, awe inspiring photographs. A Christmas present I love. Am using pictures as meditation focus to remind me of beautiful vulnerability.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 June 2015
Brilliant for people that learn visually if you need to learn/brush up on your A&P!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 July 2016
excellent book and very good price!!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 3 August 2015
Great item
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse