Book Description

From Publishers Weekly Large, close-up, computer-enhanced photographs and fascinating facts make up the Guide to the Human Body by Richard Walker. Microscopic photos also reveal what hair looks like as it erupts from a follicle, a cross-section of skin and red blood cells. Those with dreams of a career in medicine will gobble up the information here, such as the fact that the silver lining of an oyster's shell can stimulate the growth of a damaged human bone. Fold-out flaps reveal the circulatory system over the length of the entire body. This informative volume closes with several tables of 'Body Data,' including major medical discoveries, branches of medicine and Web sites for further research. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Richard Walker, B.Sc., Ph.D., is a biology professor and an accomplished author of numerous books on human biology and anatomy, including Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Human Anatomy. He has also written many titles on health and science for children and adults. Read more