Body: The Complete Human : how it Grows, how it Works, and how to Keep it Healthy and Strong

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National Geographic Books, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
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Body: The Complete Human explains each of a person’s working systems in a practical, interactive way. In over 400 images, diagrams and illustrations, the amazing diversity of the body is shown in rich visuals, such as the highly magnified view of a cancer cell, or blood platelets. Well-organized into 13 chapters, authoritative text is punctuated by sidebars, boxes, and cross references that clearly and reliably explain anatomy and function. With links to the highly-trafficked National Geographic website and reflecting the National Geographic Channel’s incredibly successful show "The Living Body," this comprehensive reference utilizes top experts in the field to highlight the latest advances in health and medicine.

This volume is an essential for students, families, and anyone with an interest in health or fitness.
 

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Long known for stunning photography and quality prose, the National Geographic Society brings those qualities to bear on this enthralling exploration of the human body. In 13 chapters (and an epilogue ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
13
LiBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGINGINPUBLICATION DATA
21
THE CELL 14 INHERITANCE 24 DEVELOPMENT
34
CHAPTER TWO
45
THE SKIN 46 HEALING 54 CHANGES 62 THE HAIR 64 THE NAILS
66
THE S KELET ON 70 THE BONES 76 CONNECTIONS
82
THE SKULL 90 THE TEET H 94 THE SPIN E 96 HAN DS FEET
100
THE MUSCLES 106 SKELETAL MUSCLE 110 MOVEMENT 1 16
125
THE SYSTEM 126 THE BLOOD 132 THE HEART 140 BLOOD VESSELS
150
CHAPTER NINE
227
CHAPTER TEN
263
CHAPTER ELEVEN
293
EPILOGUE
371
Anatomical TraveloguePhoto Researchers
414
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Patricia Daniels has written for such publications as Time Life’s Human Body and Medical Advisor.

Trisha Gura holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Northwestern University.

Lisa Stein is a former editor with U.S. News & World Report.

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