Body: The Complete Human: How it Grows, How it Works, and How to Keep it Healthy and Strong

Body: The Complete Human: How it Grows, How it Works, and How to Keep it Healthy and Strong


By (author) National Geographic, Foreword by Richard Restak

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  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 238mm x 26mm | 1,120g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Hanover, PA
  • ISBN 10: 1426204493
  • ISBN 13: 9781426204494
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 350 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 313,812

Product description

Organised into 13 major sections, this book covers the innermost workings of all the body's systems, from the earliest stages of development in the womb to successful strategies that keep the body fit as it ages. In over 400 images, diagrams and illustrations, the amazing diversity of the body is shown in rich visuals, such as the highly magnified view of the cancer cell, or blood platelets. It comes with sidebars, boxes and cross-references that clearly and reliably explain anatomy and function.

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Author information

Patricia Daniels has written for such publications as Time Life's "Human Body" and "Medical Advisor." Trisha Gura holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Northwestern University. Lisa Stein is a former editor with "U.S. News & World Report."

Review quote

"Long known for stunning photography and quality prose, the National Geographic Society brings those qualities to bear on this enthralling exploration of the human body and making this guide an accessible and highly informative reference for all ages." -- "Publishers Weekly, " Starred Review