Building Blocks: Cells, Organs and Body Systems (Bodyscope)

 
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The most astonishing and complex organism on earth - the human body - is explored in this dynamic series. A dazzling array of specialist photography and state-of-the-art digital illustration reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that set up home on our skin and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Rounding off each book is a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links. For anyone who has ever marvelled at the intricacies and workings of the human body, Bodyscope is an indispensable series. Despite our incredible diversity - humans come in all different shapes and sizes, with different skin, eye and hair colour - we all share the same basic body structures. Bodyscope - Building Blocks looks at the components that work together to power the human body and keep us alive. This eye-opening journey begins with the smallest and simplest unit of all - the cell - and journeys up through the different levels of organization, from blood and tissues to body organs. The organs work together to form our body systems, such as the digestive, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems; these are examined and explained, giving the reader a comprehensive overview and understanding of the human body.

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Patricia Macnair studied Medicine at the University of Bristol in England. After several years working in a variety of hospital specialities, she is now a freelance medical journalist and broadcaster. Patricia has worked predominantly for the BBC, writing, reporting and presenting for radio, TV and online, on a huge range of medical topics. She is also a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines. In 2002, she won a major online health writing award for the BBC genetics website. Patricia recently completed an MA in Medical Ethics and Medical Law at King's College, University of London.

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