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Science is Beautiful: The Human Body

Under the Microscope

Colin Salter

Batsford

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ISBN: 9781849941921

Price: £25.00

Publication date: 23 October 2014

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Our bodies are amazing. The microscopic elements of the human body are profoundly fascinating – and also beautiful. We unearth some of the most wonderful microscopic images of the human body ever created, now made possible by technology. We get to see the wonder of our brains, our cells, our veins, our hormones, even our diseases and the medicines to treat us. The images are as beautiful as any art. 

This stunning collection of images can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image. Whether it’s the work of a white blood cell, the power of human hormones, the tiny hairs on our arms, the movement of human cancer cells, the jagged edges of caffeine crystals, or the wonderful shapes of nerve cells, the powerful images will draw you into discovering more about the human body. Each image will include the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman’s terms.

ABOUT THE B01

Edinburgh-based writer Colin Salter is the author of Jaguar: The Iconic Models That Defined The Marque (2017) and a man throughly at home on Scotland’s great scenic route ‘The NorthWest 500’. Another of his recent books, Men on the Moon: A History of Space Exploration (2015) will be of no use to him as he tackles the earth’s epic drives.

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