Building blocks: cells, organs and body systems

The most astonishing and complex organism on earth, the human body, is explored in this dynamic 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. Despite our incredible diversity, humans come in all different shapes and sizes, with different skin, eye and hair colour. We all share the same basic body structures. 'Bodyscope - building blocks' looks at the components that work together to power the human body and keep us alive.

This eye-opening journey begins with the smallest and simplest unit of all - the cell - and journeys up through the different levels of organization, from blood and tissues to body organs.

The organs work together to form our body systems, such as the digestive, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems; these are examined and explained, giving the reader a comprehensive overview and understanding of the human body.

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Author(s)Patricia Macnair
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