Synopses & Reviews
From single-celled embryo to fully grown human, Dr. Betts charts the major systems of the body, its interrelated organs and the revelations of microbiology. Find out why you couldnt live without bacteria or cholesterol; how your kidneys and lungs are mirror images of each other; and why you are a mix of your grandparents but only a meeting of your parents. Illustrated with rare historical engravings and beautiful contemporary drawings, The Human Body charms and informs as it reveals how the most complex organism in the world fits together.
"...short and witty passages accompanied by beautiful woodcuts....while the text is beguilingly simple, it is neither dumbed down nor stripped of scientific vocabulary. The descriptions are rich and artful, and typically within a stone's throw of modern scientific understanding."—The Lancet
About the Author
Moff Betts, M.D., lives and practices in Wales.