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The Human Body Close-Up (Close-Up (Firefly)) Hardcover – August 11, 2011

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ISBN-13: 978-1554079186 ISBN-10: 1554079187

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An astonishing assemblage of trillions of busy cells dedicated to an immense array of processes, the human body is beautiful on a microscopic level, as revealed in this mind-blowing volume of hundreds of dazzling color photographs.... These pictures of nature's living lace, calligraphy, ceramics, stained glass, and tapestries are as informative as they are exquisite.... This striking volume greatly enhances our appreciation and impulse to care for our phenomenal physical selves. (Donna Seaman Booklist 2011-12-01)

John Clancy zooms in on our organs, compiling more than 300 images of the human body snapped at high magnification. They look amazing--but not particularly human. At times, leafing through the book feels like paging through images of deep-sea exploration.... The deeper we go, the more abstract it gets.... At 1,250x magnification, nerve cells have the dots, swirls and seemingly random smatterings of a Jackson Pollock painting. And it's all right there, inside us. (Aaron Leitkon Washington Post 2011-10-30)

About the Author

John Clancy is a senior lecturer in physiology applied to health at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Clancy has 30 years of experience lecturing on and examining the human body. He has published five textbooks, four chapters in nationally and internationally renowned textbooks and over 40 articles in British nursing journals.

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Product Details

  • Series: Close-Up (Firefly)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books (August 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554079187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554079186
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anita kysor on March 30, 2014
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It is great for nursing students as well as massage students to see the pictures - biology comes alive, most people are visual, just looking at an erythrocyte makes you understand so much better
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nicnac on January 20, 2015
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Full of really fascinating close ups of human structure. Great for both adults and kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T.B. on November 8, 2014
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This book is very accessible. As a teacher it makes a great addition to the classroom.
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By Caitlin Kirbis on March 9, 2014
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Book came in good condition and shipped relatively quick. Very happy that I made this purchase, content is very interesting and pictures are awesome.
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