The most astonishing and complex organism on earth - the human body - is explored in this dynamic new series. A dazzling array of specialist photography and state-of-the-art digital illustration reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that set up home on our skin and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Rounding off each book is a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links. For anyone who has ever marvelled at the intricacies and workings of the human body, Bodyscope is an indispensable series. From the joining of male and female sex cells inside a woman's body, through birth and childhood to the gradual process of ageing, the story of a human life is awe-inspiring. Bodyscope - Life Story reveals how genes and chromosomes contain the instructions for life, and are responsible for the limitless differences that make each of us an individual.
Dr Patricia Macnair studied Medicine at the University of Bristol in England. After several years working in a variety of hospital specialities, she is now a freelance medical journalist and broadcaster. Patricia has worked predominantly for the BBC, writing, reporting and presenting for radio, TV and online, on a huge range of medical topics. She is also a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines. In 2002, she won a major online health writing award for the BBC genetics website. Patricia recently completed an MA in Medical Ethics and Medical Law at King's College, University of London.
1 Half Title; 2-3 Imprint And Title; 4-5 Contents; 6-7 Introduction - All In A Lifetime; 8-9 The Male Reproductive System; 10-11 Female Reproduction; 12-13 In The Beginning; 14-15 Early Pregnancy: The First 12 Weeks; 16-17 Later Pregnancy: From Three To Nine Months; 18-19 Birth; 20-21 Inheritance: Genes And Chromosomes; 22-23 Feature: Why We Look Different; 24-25 Life As A Baby: The First 12 Months; 26-27 Growing Up: Childhood; 28-29 From Child To Adult: Puberty; 30-31 Feature: Rites Of Passage; 32-33 Adulthood; 34-35 Feature: Staying Healthy; 36-37 Glossary; 38-39 Website Links / Index; 40 Acknowledgements