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Publisher Comments:

A dramatic pictorial tour.

The desire to see and understand the inner workings of our bodies starts at an early age. The curiosity to glimpse what happens inside the body's systems, organs and even the brain is a continuing scientific quest.

The magnificent illustrations in Photographic Atlas of the Body are created by imaging technologies and the latest scientific methods. Dramatic close-up photography of human anatomy is combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the human body's functions and inner workings.

The images of Photographic Atlas of the Body are organized in five major sections:

  • Imaging Techniques
  • Cells
  • Biological systems
  • Tissues
  • Brain and Senses.

Each section opens with a clearly written introductory essay. Vivid, full-page images follow, each with a simple pictogram identifying the location and concise captions explaining the body part's function and significance.

Sixteen types of imaging instruments and techniques are explained including:

  • X-ray and radioactive (Barium meal)
  • CAT scan
  • MRI, SEM, TEM, NMR
  • Optical and microscopy
  • Acoustic and ultrasound.

Each of these methods creates a unique portrait of the unseen world within each of us.

Photographic Atlas of the Body is a valuable guide to, andreference for, the internal workings of the body.

Review:

"'This book truly spans the science/art divide,' writes Greenfield, a professor of pharmacology at Oxford University. Made by magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and other imaging techniques, the beautiful full-color photos in this volume reveal the 'intrinsic beauty' of the human body in all its component parts. One image shows fat cells that look like a bunch of small green lima beans; another highlights the nubbly, pancake-flat cells that compose our outer layer of skin. Photographs of skeletal muscle and nerve fibers appear as colorfully surreal as a painting by Miró. An endoscope image lets readers peer through the tubular small intestine, while an angiogram shows the heart shrouded by arteries and small blood vessels that appear white, like Halloween cobwebs. (Brief captions explain the function of the cell or organ in each image.) Anyone, old or young, fascinated with the inner workings of the body will be delighted by these strangely compelling images, which look more like strange landscapes and life forms than the interior of our own physical selves." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

Using 16 types of new and old technology, from x-rays, ultrasound, to scanning electron microscopes, this oversize volume (10.25x13.5") presents striking color photographs of the inner workings of the human body. Compelling and intimate close-up photographs of the body are displayed (such as red blood cells shown six inches in diameter), accompanied by concise explanations. The book begins with descriptions of each imaging technique, and then is divided into sections on cells, tissues, systems, and brain & senses.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Dramatic close-up photography of human anatomy, using imaging technologies and the latest scientific methods, is combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the human body's functions and inner workings.

Synopsis:

The desire to see and understand the inner workings of the body starts at an early age. To satisfy this curiosity, this pictorial tour provides dramatic, close-up, full-color photography of human anatomy combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the body's functions and inner workings. Images are organized into five major sections including imaging techniques, cells, brain, sense, and more. 1-55297-973-3$49.95 / Firefly Books

Synopsis:

A dramatic pictorial tour.

The desire to see and understand the inner workings of our bodies starts at an early age. The curiosity to glimpse what happens inside the body's systems, organs and even the brain is a continuing scientific quest.

The magnificent illustrations in Photographic Atlas of the Body are created by imaging technologies and the latest scientific methods. Dramatic close-up photography of human anatomy is combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the human body's functions and inner workings.

The images of Photographic Atlas of the Body are organized in five major sections: Imaging TechniquesCells Biological systemsTissues Brain and Senses.

Each section opens with a clearly written introductory essay. Vivid, full-page images follow, each with a simple pictogram identifying the location and concise captions explaining the body part's function and significance.

Sixteen types of imaging instruments and techniques are explained including: X-ray and radioactive (Barium meal)CAT scanMRI, SEM, TEM, NMROptical and microscopyAcoustic and ultrasound.

Each of these methods creates a unique portrait of the unseen world within each of us.

Photographic Atlas of the Body is a valuable guide to, and reference for, the internal workings of the body.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552979730
Author:
Frood, Arran
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Author:
Chorlton Windsor
Author:
Science Photo Library
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Subject:
Scanning systems
Subject:
Human anatomy -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Human physiology -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
13.64x10.32x1.25 in. 5.62 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552979730 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'This book truly spans the science/art divide,' writes Greenfield, a professor of pharmacology at Oxford University. Made by magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and other imaging techniques, the beautiful full-color photos in this volume reveal the 'intrinsic beauty' of the human body in all its component parts. One image shows fat cells that look like a bunch of small green lima beans; another highlights the nubbly, pancake-flat cells that compose our outer layer of skin. Photographs of skeletal muscle and nerve fibers appear as colorfully surreal as a painting by Miró. An endoscope image lets readers peer through the tubular small intestine, while an angiogram shows the heart shrouded by arteries and small blood vessels that appear white, like Halloween cobwebs. (Brief captions explain the function of the cell or organ in each image.) Anyone, old or young, fascinated with the inner workings of the body will be delighted by these strangely compelling images, which look more like strange landscapes and life forms than the interior of our own physical selves." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Dramatic close-up photography of human anatomy, using imaging technologies and the latest scientific methods, is combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the human body's functions and inner workings.
"Synopsis" by , The desire to see and understand the inner workings of the body starts at an early age. To satisfy this curiosity, this pictorial tour provides dramatic, close-up, full-color photography of human anatomy combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the body's functions and inner workings. Images are organized into five major sections including imaging techniques, cells, brain, sense, and more. 1-55297-973-3$49.95 / Firefly Books
"Synopsis" by , A dramatic pictorial tour.

The desire to see and understand the inner workings of our bodies starts at an early age. The curiosity to glimpse what happens inside the body's systems, organs and even the brain is a continuing scientific quest.

The magnificent illustrations in Photographic Atlas of the Body are created by imaging technologies and the latest scientific methods. Dramatic close-up photography of human anatomy is combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the human body's functions and inner workings.

The images of Photographic Atlas of the Body are organized in five major sections: Imaging TechniquesCells Biological systemsTissues Brain and Senses.

Each section opens with a clearly written introductory essay. Vivid, full-page images follow, each with a simple pictogram identifying the location and concise captions explaining the body part's function and significance.

Sixteen types of imaging instruments and techniques are explained including: X-ray and radioactive (Barium meal)CAT scanMRI, SEM, TEM, NMROptical and microscopyAcoustic and ultrasound.

Each of these methods creates a unique portrait of the unseen world within each of us.

Photographic Atlas of the Body is a valuable guide to, and reference for, the internal workings of the body.

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