The Human Body Close-Up

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Firefly Books, Limited, 2011 - Science - 320 pages
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A unique view of the human body in stunning close-up.

The Human Body Close-up provides a spectacular visual experience of the human body and how it works -- as seen through a microscope. In more than 300 extraordinary close-up photographs, the book reveals the intimate details of the body's key systems and parts. These are the closest views that technology will allow.

Spectacular high-magnification images zoom in on the most amazing details of the human body. Spreads show a wider view, then a dazzling full-page high-magnification image of the subject, such as muscle tissue or a lung. Like a zooming X-ray, the subject is viewed from the outside to the inside and closer still until it no longer resembles the human body we know.

The book covers:

  • The body's building blocks
  • The body's surface systems
  • The skeleton
  • Muscles
  • The sensory organs
  • The nervous system
  • Respiration, blood and circulation
  • The immune system
  • Chemical messengers
  • Fueling the body
  • Reproduction
  • Human development.

With expert text and superb cutting-edge imagery, The Human Body Close-up is the definitive home reference for the entire family. It is also a beautiful companion for anyone in a medical or medicine-related field.

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About the author (2011)

John Clancy is a senior lecturer in physiology applied to health at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Clancy has 30 years of experience lecturing on and examining the human body. He has published five textbooks, four chapters in nationally and internationally renowned textbooks and over 40 articles in British nursing journals.

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