The New Atlas of Human Anatomy

The New Atlas of Human Anatomy

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Since earliest times we have been fascinated with the marvellous machine that is our body and have made efforts to understand anatomy and map the body and its systems. Today we are in the midst of extraordinary innovation - the US National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project has produced the first anatomically exact and complete, three-dimensional, computer-generated reconstruction of an actual human body. The amazing imagery revealed in this unique book is derived from the process of digitising the thousands of cross sections of a body and is the result of years of painstaking research combined with innovative computer-modelling techniques. This process comes closest to achieving the ideal of anatomical representation - which is to re-create visually the exact forms of the body and all its more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 250 x 332 x 36mm | 1,982.22g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Constable
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 184119395X
  • 9781841193953

About Thomas O. McCracken

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 more

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