Author(s): DK; Giuliano Fornarni (Illustrator)
The Body Atlas takes you on a head-to-toe tour through your own anatomy.
How well do you know your own body? Do you know what happens under your skin? Where exactly is your stomach? What does your liver do? How can ears help your balance? The Body Atlas answers all these questions and many more.
This unique visual guide reveals the innermost workings of the human body. It approaches a body as if it were a map, divided into "continents" (parts of the body) and "countries" (organs). You can examine your body region by region--for example, the head and neck or the upper torso. These regions enclose vital structures, such as the brain, lungs, and heart, just as continents contain countries. Body systems, such as the circulatory system (blood) and nervous system, link the body regions just like mountains and rivers run across countries.
The detailed illustrations carefully pull back the layers of the body so you can see inside the hidden interior. All bones, muscles, and organs are clearly labeled with scientific and common names; and there are photos of parts you wouldn't normally be able to see, such as your vocal cords.
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this book has been refreshed for a new generation of budding biologists and future doctors.