The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition is the definitive illustrated guide to the human body as we know it today, from its development and form to its functions and disorders. Mysteries remain, but we have come a long way since the sketches and diagrams of the first anatomists in Ancient Greece.
Now updated and expanded to include more information than before, The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition explores the body's forms and functions in greater depth than any other popular reference, from muscle structure and activity to motor pathways within the brain. Illustrated with unprecedented clarity by computer-generated artworks and the latest medical and microscopic imaging, this comprehensive reference shows anatomical structures and bodily processes in incredible detail.
We inhabit it, we are it, and we are surrounded by 7.2 billion examples of it on the planet - the human body. The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition is your "access all areas" pass.
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.
"The extraordinary detail of these pictures will give students an excellent understanding of the body's structure and organization..." - School Library Journal
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