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1 Beaverton Child Care and Parenting- Pregnancy and Birth

From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds

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The splendor and beauty of a childs growth and development in the womb--seen through unforgettable images made possible by revolutionary advances in visualization technology

Whats happening with the baby now? All expectant parents ask this question throughout the exhilirating months of pregnancy. Fuzzy sonograms and doctors explanations can provide basic information, but through Alexander Tsiaras remarkable achievements in medical imaging technology, parents can see, for the first time, the awe-inspiring process of a new life unfolding, in stunning, vivid detail.

The milestones of pregnancy which before could only be described can now be witnessed: the hearts first beats; the appearance of color in the eye; the emergence of toes and teeth; the brain and nervous system directing development; the first movement of tiny legs and arms; the first indications of gender; the wondrous symbiosis of mother and child; the symphony of the bodys systems coming into being and working in concert. The book tracks the development of a baby from the moment of conception, through the explosively complex early stages of development and the amazing stages of growth as the baby is nurtured by the mother, ending with the joy of birth.

All this is made possible by revolutions in two sciences. As biologists have decoded the molecular basis of life, computer scientists have developed non-invasive, three-dimensional techniques for visualizing the body. Alexander Tsiaras has been a pioneer in merging these explorations and discoveries. He has created a virtual camera studio that enables him to view a human body or any part of it individually, scan it, enlarge it, rotate it, adjust its transparency so that we can view inside a living being, and light it from any angle. The result is an ability to illuminate the unseen elements that make us who we are, and the miraculous images in From Conception to Birth.

Synopsis:

The ultimate visual guide and reference for parents who want to know precisely what is happening to their baby at every state of gestation, this is an unparalleled journey through life's origins. Full color photos.

About the Author

Alexander Tsiaras, President and CEO of Anatomical Travelogue, Inc., has over twenty years of experience in the worlds of medicine, research and art and has won world recognition as a photojournalist, artist and writer. His work has been featured on numerous television programs and the covers of Life, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Discover, Geo and The London Times Magazine. Much of the work for this book was done in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, The National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and New York University School of Medicine. Tsiaras is a regular keynote speaker at medical conventions worldwide, including the Visible Human Conference sponsored by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health and Medicine Meets Virtual Reality. He has also lectured with Stephen Hawking at the MIT Media Lab. Mr. Tsiaras lives in New York City with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385503181
Author:
Tsiaras, Alexander
Author:
Werth, Barry
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
Diagnostic Imaging
Subject:
Fetus
Subject:
Prenatal diagnosis
Subject:
Embryo.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Developmental Biology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
0845
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 4C IMAGES THROUGHOUT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.34x9.36x1.16 in. 3.42 lbs.

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