Photographic Atlas of the Body

Photographic Atlas of the Body

Oversize Book - 2004
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Firefly Books Ltd
New imaging technologies allow spectacular interior views of living body's system. In this book dramatic photography combined with clear, descriptive text explain the human body's functions and workings.

A dramatic pictorial tour.

The desire to see and understand the inner workings of our bodies starts at an early age. The curiosity to glimpse what happens inside the body's systems, organs and even the brain is a continuing scientific quest.

The magnificent illustrations in Photographic Atlas of the Body are created by imaging technologies and the latest scientific methods. Dramatic close-up photography of human anatomy is combined with clear, descriptive text to explain the human body's functions and inner workings.

The images of Photographic Atlas of the Body are organized in five major sections:

  • Imaging Techniques
  • Cells
  • Biological systems
  • Tissues
  • Brain and Senses.

Each section opens with a clearly written introductory essay. Vivid, full-page images follow, each with a simple pictogram identifying the location and concise captions explaining the body part's function and significance.

Sixteen types of imaging instruments and techniques are explained including:

  • X-ray and radioactive (Barium meal)
  • CAT scan
  • Optical and microscopy
  • Acoustic and ultrasound.

Each of these methods creates a unique portrait of the unseen world within each of us.

Photographic Atlas of the Body is a valuable guide to, and reference for, the internal workings of the body.

Book News
Using 16 types of new and old technology, from x-rays, ultrasound, to scanning electron microscopes, this oversize volume (10.25x13.5") presents striking color photographs of the inner workings of the human body. Compelling and intimate close-up photographs of the body are displayed (such as red blood cells shown six inches in diameter), accompanied by concise explanations. The book begins with descriptions of each imaging technique, and then is divided into sections on cells, tissues, systems, and brain & senses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books ; London : Cassell Illustrated, 2004.
ISBN: 9781552979730
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill. ; 34 cm.
Additional Contributors: Science Photo Library


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