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The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide (2nd Edition) Spiral-Bound | June 7, 2016

Dr. Alice Roberts

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Intricate details of all aspects of the human body down to the smallest detail – from our cells and DNA to the largest bone in our bodies, the femur.

3D generated illustrations and medical imaging provide a close look at the body’s forms and functions in physiology and anatomy, showing how the body works and its amazing systems and abilities.

To understand our modern human bodies, this book first looks at our ancestors and how the evolution of Homo Sapiens shaped our anatomy. This gave us the ability to walk tall, create language, and make tools with our incredibly adapted opposable thumbs. 

Learn how we can see evolution in our DNA, and the functions of DNA. Read about the things you can only see with microscopes and other special imaging machines, like cell structure, motor pathways in the brain, and the inner iris.

All these many parts work together to make the human body. The physiology of our body is written in clarifying detail. Learn about the organs and systems that operate within, like the cardiovascular, digestive, and neural systems. 

See our elegant anatomy and read how the skeleton, muscles, and ligaments operate to allow movement. This second edition has included more detail on the joints in the hands and feet. The Complete Human Body takes you from infancy to old age showing how our body grows and changes, and what can go wrong.

2nd Edition: Enhanced and Updated

This visual guide uses remarkable illustrations and diagrams to peek inside our complex and astounding bodies. It has been written in an easy-to-follow format, with straightforward explanations to give you the best overview of the many things that make us human. Suitable for young students who want an extra resource for school, people working in medical fields, or for anyone with a keen interest in human biology.

Inside the body of the book: 

   • The Integrated Body
   • Anatomy
   • How the Body Works
   • Life Cycles
   • Diseases and Disorders
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528 pages
ISBN-10: 1465449183
Item Weight: 5.1 lbs
Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.4 x 11.4 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings

"The extraordinary detail of these pictures will give students an excellent understanding of the body's structure and organization…" — School Library Journal

Dr. Alice Roberts is an anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, physical anthropologist, paleopathologist, television presenter and author. She is the Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. Dr. Roberts has written four popular science books including DK's Evolution: The Human Story and the first edition of The Complete Human Body. She writes a regular science column for The Observer in London. She lives in Bristol, England, with her husband and two children.