There's never been anything like this before: the very first anatomically exact, and complete, three-dimensional, computer-generated reconstruction of actual human anatomy. These amazing color images come to life thanks to the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project™. For every structure, the database generates a incredibly detailed "wire frame" image, which then underwent contour mapping for a more realistic picture. First, the systemic anatomy appears: the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Then, the focus is on the regional anatomy, including the head and neck (with brain, eye, and ear); thorax (with lungs and heart); abdomen (stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, intestines, kidney); pelvis; upper limb (arm, elbow, forearm, hand); and lower limb (thigh, knee, legs, and foot). It's the most fascinating mirror on our own construction ever produced , and will enthrall students, doctors, scientists, and anyone interested in the miracle that is the human body.
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Thomas O. McCracken is an award-winning illustrator and anatomist. As an Associate Professor and Director of Biomedical Illustration at Colorado State University, he taught medical illustration and gross anatomy, and directed two US Federal Grants involving 3D modelling of anatomical structures. He has co-authored three previous books and illustrated hundreds of articles and textbooks.
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Book Description Barnes & Noble, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110760746079