Body: The Complete Human; How It Grows, How It Works, and How to Keep It Healthy and Strong (Paperback)

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"Body: The Complete Human" explains each of a person's working systems in a practical, interactive way. 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 a cancer cell, or blood platelets. Well-organized into 13 chapters, authoritative text is punctuated by sidebars, boxes, and cross references that clearly and reliably explain anatomy and function. With links to the highly-trafficked National Geographic website and reflecting the National Geographic Channel's incredibly successful show "The Living Body," this comprehensive reference utilizes top experts in the field to highlight the latest advances in health and medicine.
This volume is an essential for students, families, and anyone with an interest in health or fitness.

About the Author

Patricia Daniels has written extensively on science and health. Among her publications are "Human Body, Childhood Medical Guide," "Medical Advisor, Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide, "and the "National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space,"
Trisha Gura is a molecular biologist and former journalist for the "Chicago Tribune." She earned a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT and Harvard. Today, she is a resident scholar at Brandeis University, a freelance writer, and author of "Lying in Weight: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders."
Susan Tyler Hitchcock has written 13 books, including National Geographic's "Geography of Religion." Her most recent book is "Frankenstein: A Cultural History." She currently works as an editorial project director for the National Geographic Society.
Lisa Stein is an online news editor with "Scientific American." She was formerly deputy national editor at "U.S. News and World Report. "In addition, Stein has written and edited for many media outlets, including TV Guide (as Washington bureau chief)" "and "National Journal."
John Thompson has a background in English and biology. He is author of nine National Geographic books. He was editor for "The Journals of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Biography" and is now working on a book about the western Dakotas.
Stefan Bechtel is the author or co-author of seven books, which have sold two million copies and been translated into ten languages. His latest, "Roar of the Heavens," is about Hurricane Camille.
Richard Restak, M.D., is a neurologist and bestselling author of 18 books, including "The New Brain." He is clinical professor of neurology at the George WashingtonUniversity Medical Center School of Medicine and Health Services, has served on many national advisory councils for brain research, and has been a consultant for NBC's "Today" show.

Trisha Gura, Ph.D., has written extensively for such publications as Science, Nature, Scientific American, the Chicago Tribune, Prevention, Child, Health, and Parents. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and is a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University near Boston, Massachusetts.

Susan Tyler Hitchcock's last book was "Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London". Married with two children, she lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426204494
ISBN-10: 1426204493
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: January 6th, 2009
Pages: 416
Language: English