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The human body close-up

Author: John Clancy
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Human Body Close-Up is a unique exploration of what we are and how we work in breathtaking, microscopic detail. Over 300 cutting-edge anatomical images beautifully depict the complexity of our cells, tissues and organs and how our body parts and systems group together to form the most wondrous biological machine on the planet--the human body."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Clancy
ISBN: 9781554079186 1554079187
OCLC Number: 695978752
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : examining the body --
Part 1. Building a body --
Inside a cell --
Chromosomes --
Cell division --
Endoplasmic reticulum --
Mitochondria --
Microtubles --
Epithelial tissue --
Goblet cells --
Connective tissue --
Protein fibers --
Fibroblasts --
Adipose tissue --
Inside a bone --
Compact bone --
Spongy bone --
Bone marrow --
Haversian systems --
Bone cells --
Epiphysis --
Cartilage --
Skeletal muscles --
Smooth muscles --
Cardiac muscle --
Tendons --
Inside skin --
The epidermis --
Fingerprints --
Hair root --
Hair follicle --
Hair shaft --
Straight and curly hair --
Pubic hair --
Part 2. Circulatory and respiratory systems --
Inside of the heart --
Heart valves --
Arteries --
Aterioles --
Capillaries --
Veins --
Red blooc cells --
White blood cells : eosinophils --
White blood cells : basophils --
White blood cells : neutrophils --
White blood cells : monocytes --
White blood cells : T- and B-lymphocytes --
Platelets --
Blood clots --
Fighting infection : inflammation --
Fighting infection : lymphatic vessels --
Fighting infection : lymph nodes --
Fighting infection : the spleen --
Fighting infection : Peyer's patches --
The trachea --
Cilia in the trachea --
Inside the lung --
Alveoli and dust cells --
Part 3. Nervous and endocrine systems --
Sight : the lens --
Sight : the iris and pupils --
Sight : the retina --
Hearing : the ear bones --
Hearing : the cochlea --
Hearing : hair cells --
Smell : olfactory cells --
Smell : microvilli --
Taste : taste buds --
Touch : Meissner's corpuscles --
Touch : Pacinian corpuscles --
Nerve cells --
Nerve synapse --
Glial cells --
Nerves : Myelin sheath --
The spinal cord --
Inside the brain --
Motor nerve endings --
Purkinje fibers --
Inside the pancreas --
Pituitary gland --
The thymus --
Inside the thyroid gland. Part 4. Digestive and urinary systems --
Teeth --
The tongue --
The stomach --
The small intestine --
The large intestine --
The liver --
The gall bladder --
The kidney : glomerulus --
The kidney : turbules --
The bladder --
Part 5. Reproductive system --
Sperm --
Testis tubules --
Epididymis --
Vas deferens --
The prostate --
Ovaries and follicles --
Oocytes --
Ovulation --
Fallopian tubes --
The uterus --
The vagina --
Sperm in the fallopian tubes --
Fertilization --
Dividing zygote --
The placenta --
Umbilical cord --
Embryo and fetus --
Part 6. Body problems --
Common cold --
HIV --
Herpes simples virus (HSV) --
Escherichia coli --
Streptococcus pneumonia --
Salmonella --
Malaria --
Trypanosoma --
Ringworm --
Liver fluke --
Tapeworm --
Lice --
Cancer cells --
Breast cancer --
Pancreatic cancer --
Colonic cancer --
Leukemia --
Arterial thrombosis --
Atherosclerosis --
Heart attack --
Sickle cell --
Cirrhosis --
Bone fracture --
Osteoporosis --
Osteoarthritis.
Responsibility: John Clancy.
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"The Human Body Close-Up is a unique exploration of what we are and how we work in breathtaking, microscopic detail. Over 300 cutting-edge anatomical images beautifully depict the complexity of our cells, tissues and organs and how our body parts and systems group together to form the most wondrous biological machine on the planet--the human body."--Jacket.

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