An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function, and Disorders
Author: Richard Walker,Steve Parker
An all-in-one illustrated guide to human anatomy with encyclopedic coverage from bones and muscles to systems and physiology processes. This in-depth manual to the human body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems is a must-have reference to help further your studies or knowledge of human anatomy how our bodies work. Each page of The Human Body Book, updated to reflect the latest medical advances, is illustrated with colorful and comprehensive diagrams that are thoroughly annotated to take you right into the cells and fibers that are responsible for keeping the human body ticking. The opening chapter, "Integrated Body," explains how the parts of the body work together at various levels of size and hierarchy to produce the living whole. It also contains an overview of the major body systems, enlivened by real-life 3D medical imaging of the entire body. The chapters that follow provide coverage of the body function by function, system by system. Eleven main body systems are covered in turn, with each section ending on common injuries, diseases, and disorders afflicting that system. The book concludes with a chapter on growth and development, which looks in detail at how the body changes over the course of a human lifespan.
An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function and Disorders
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Take a jaw-dropping top-to-toe tour of your body with this compact guide tot he human body. Take a head-to-toe tour of the human body, amazing 3D images reveal all your major systems in molecular detail. Discover how the nervous system works, the intricate construction of skeleton and muscles, and how your body protects itself when you are under threat. Put yourself under the microscope and zoom in on a body part to see the bodies processes in action from a nerve impulse to blood surging through an artery. Journey inside and examine what can go wrong with the human machine: explore the causes and symptoms for diseases and ailments. An unmissable in-your-body adventure, perfect for students, families and health professionals.
Documents every part, organ, and system of the human body and explains how they work, and includes descriptions of common disorders and ailments, a glossary of terms, and more than seven hundred color illustrations with captions.
"It is a miracle that any one man should have observed, read, and written down so much in a single lifetime."--Kenneth Clark Painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, architect, engineer, inventor . . . perhaps no other figure so fully embodies the Western Ideal of "Renaissance man" as Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was not content, however, to master an artistic technique or record the mechanics of a device; he was driven by an insatiable curiosity to understand why. His writings, interests, and musings are uniformly characterized by an incisive, probing, questioning mind. It was with this piercing intellectual scrutiny and detailed scientific thoroughness that Leonardo undertook the study of the human body. This exceptional volume reproduces more than 1,200 of Leonardo's anatomical drawings on 215 clearly printed black-and-white plates. The drawings have been arranged in chronological sequence to display Leonardo's development and growth as an anatomist. Leonardo's text, which accompanies the drawings--sometimes explanatory, sometimes autobiographical and anecdotal--has been translated into English by the distinguished medical professors Drs. O'Malley and Saunders. In their fascinating biographical introduction, the authors evaluate Leonardo's position in the historical development of anatomy and anatomical illustration. Each plate is accompanied by explanatory notes and an evaluation of the individual plate and an indication of its relationship to the work as a whole. While notable for their extraordinary beauty and precision, Leonardo's anatomical drawings were also far in advance of all contemporary work and scientifically the equal of anything that appeared well into the seventeenth century. Unlike most of his predecessors and contemporaries, Leonardo took nothing on trust and had faith only in his own observations and experiments. In anatomy, as in his other investigations, Leonardo's great distinction is the truly scientific nature of his methods. Herein then are over 1,200 of Leonardo's anatomical illustrations organized into eight major areas of study: Osteological System, Myological System, Comparative Anatomy, Nervous System, Respiratory System, Alimentary System, Genito-Urinary System, and Embryology. Artists, illustrators, physicians, students, teachers, scientists, and appreciators of Leonardo's extraordinary genius will find in these 1,200 drawings the perfect union of art and science. Carefully detailed and accurate in their data, beautiful and vibrant in their technique, they remain today--nearly five centuries later--the finest anatomical drawings ever made. Dover (1983) unabridged and unaltered republication of "Leonardo da Vinci on the Human Body: The Anatomical, Physiological, and Embryological Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, " originally published by Henry Schuman, New York, 1952.
Here's the most entertaining way for children to get a good look at the human body and learn how bodies work: 28 fun and instructive, ready-to-color illustrations. Coordinating text explores the muscular, skeletal, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and immune systems, and answers such questions as What is a hiccup? and Where is my DNA?
A fact-packed, illustrated introduction to the human body and how it works. Full of extraordinary photographs plus activities and experiments to try, it explores everything from allergies to brain waves, from x-rays to zits.
What goes on inside the human body? Let’s find out the answer together! This educational book features the human anatomy and physiology. It explains in fun details how you breathe, how you think and basically how you live. It’s an interesting book to add to your collection. Grab a copy today!
It’s never too early to learn about the body! This biology book will educate your little learner on the human body - and not just the physical body parts at that! Don't stop at head, knees, arms and toes. Teach your children about the littlest parts of the body too. Go ahead and secure a copy of this biology book today!
Discover all there is to know about human anatomy in DK's latest concise visual guide to the human body. Fully updated to reflect the latest medical information, The Concise Human Body Book is illustrated throughout with colorful and comprehensive diagrams, photographs, scans, and 3D artworks, which take you right into the cells and fibers that are responsible for keeping your body ticking. The Concise Human Body Book provides full coverage of the body, function by function, system by system. In the opening chapter, colorful medical scans, illustrations, and easy-to-understand diagrams show you how the different parts of the body work together to produce a living whole. Eleven main body systems - including the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system - are then covered in intricate detail in the following chapters, with each section ending on common diseases and disorders that can affect that system. From bones and muscles to systems and processes, this in-depth, pocket-sized guide to the body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems is the must-have reference manual for trainee medical professionals, students, or anyone interested in finding out more about how the human body works.
A full-colour, dynamic guide to the all-singing, all-dancing marvel of engineering that is you! You will find out about how the various bits of the body fit together to make the living, breathing human.
Join Dr Frankenstein in his laboratory and see how the human body works! Take your child on an incredible journey into Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory as he binds bones, organizes organs, sets up systems and creates a living, breathing human body. Watch as they open the holographic cover and join him as his trusty assistant to learn all about how our bodies work. From skeleton to skin they’ll be with him every step of the way, helping to assemble the body and learning all about the parts and processes involved. It's an eye-popping around the body experience!