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. Bones, muscles and joints give the human body shape and structure. They also enable us to perform a wide range of movements, from smiling (which involves 17 facial muscles) to dancing (which requires over 100 muscles, bones and joints to work together).
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; 8-9 Bony Framework; 10-11 The Joints; 12-13 How Joints Move; 14-15 Cartilage; 16-17 Muscles That Get US Moving; 18-19 The Skull; 20-21 The Face; 22-23 Feature: The Secrets Of The Skull; 24-25 Spinal Column And Ribs; 26-27 Legs, Hips And Feet; 28-29 Feature: Artificial Limbs; 30-31 Hands; 32-33 Feature: The Story Of A Broken Bone; 34-35 Staying Healthy; 36-37 Glossary; 38-39 Website Links / Index; 40 Acknowledgements