Brain Box

Brain Box : The Brain, Nervous System and Senses

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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. The human brain - locked away in its own protective casing and with no moving parts - is the main control centre of the human body. A vast network of nerves runs down from the brain through the spinal cord, spreading out to connect with every part of the body. Bodyscope - Brain Box takes a close look at the nervous system, guiding the reader around the brain and following the tiny electrical signals as they travel down the nerves to their destination. The book also focuses on our incredible senses, which allow us to interact with the outside world.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 200 x 258 x 12mm | 439.99g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour photos, digital artwork
  • 0753409682
  • 9780753409688

About Dr. Patricia MacNair

Dr 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.show more