SECRETS OF THE HUMAN BODY


SECRETS OF THE HUMAN BODY

CHRIS & XAND VAN TULLEKEN    Book Number: 87113    Product format: Unknown

Published in association with the BBC for a popular major TV programme, the identical twins trained in medicine reveal the incredible abilities every human being shares. What makes tears of joy different from tears of sadness? Why is a gut feeling so much more accurate than you think? The effervescent twins reveal how well our bodies keep secrets from the things that want to exploit it ? bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, larger predators and crucially other people. The first spectacular double page artwork shows Dr Tulp pulling on the tendons of a corpse's left hand whilst making the movement that would result with his own left hand in a 1632 painting of a medical demonstration. The next is a spectacular coloured scanning electron micrograph of mixed oral bacteria looking like colourful strands of wool, followed by a John Tenniel illustration from Alice and a colour photograph of the South American lungfish. There is even a photograph of when one cell becomes two, the red genetic material having been doubled and divided. Every constituent of human milk is explained with colourful models of a lactose molecule with carbon atoms of dark grey, oxygen red and hydrogen white. Babies, musical prodigies, puberty, the human heart, learning and how we are made up proteins created from DNA, a three dimensional visualisation of endocrine glands perched on top of the kidneys, explanation of their function, the importance of impulses at muscle-nerve junctions and how the brain allows direct electrical communication with its neurons, the environment, bacteria and beyond. A spectacularly visual presentation of the formidable human body with expert text, 252pp, 9" x 11½", colour.
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ISBN 9780008256548
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