The Human Body: A Golden Photo Guide from St. Martin's Press by Walker: New
SynopsisAn up-close, intriguing look at the mysterious world of the human body.
Richard Walkeris an award-winning author of books about natural history and human biology for both children and adults, including Kingfisher Knowledge:Human Body. He has a Ph.D. in zoology. As a former biology teacher he has a practical understanding of the importance of accessible reference materials. Featuring stunning photography and fact-filled, easy-to-read text,The Human Body explores the intricate connections between body systems, from digestion to respiration to reproduction. Photographs show the CAT scan images and computer models that doctors use to diagnose and understand disease, and the text explores the science of genetics, the base of all life on earth. Kingfisher Knowledgetakes readers into the heart of a subject. Vivid photographs and thought-provoking digital artwork capture the essence of each topic, while compelling text guides the reader through a wealth of information. Each chapter encourages the reader to discover more through links to web sites, books, and places to visit and even suggests possible career opportunities. Golden Photo Guides from St. Martin's Press are a series of natural history books introducing younger students to fascinating subjects through beautiful, full-color photography and simple, engaging text.
This eye-catching book takes readers on a fantastic voyage through humanbiology using digital illustration and cutting-edge scans and imagery. Anintroductory chapter details the evolution of Homo sapiens and reveals the body's building blocks--its chemical elements, molecules, and cells. A section on the body in action examines the skeleton and the muscles. The final chapter explains how cells join together to form the organs and body systems that keep us fueled, aware of our surroundings, and free of disease.