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Body engagingly reveals the complex and fascinating systems of the human machine—from head to toe, cells to skin, inner workings to outward appearance. Organized by body system, the chapters offer a balanced combination of basic anatomical and physiological information.

For easy reference, there are glossaries throughout, a timeline of medical discoveries, and biographies of key pioneers in the field.

Comprehensive, reliable, impeccably researched, and a pleasure to read, Body is the essential health resource for every home and library.


  • Softcover
  • 416 pages, 400 color and black-and-white photographs, 50 illustrations
  • 7 5/8" x 9 3/8"
  • © 2009

Author Info

Patricia Daniels has written extensively on science and health. Among her publications are Time-Life's Human Body, Childhood Medical Guide, and Medical Advisor.

Trisha Gura holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Northwestern University. Her articles can frequently be found in Science, Nature, New Scientist, and Scientific American.

Lisa Stein is a former editor with U.S. News and World Report. Her articles on health and science have appeared in AP, UPI, and the National Journal.

In the Press

"Long known for stunning photography and quality prose, the National Geographic Society brings those qualities to bear on this enthralling exploration of the human body."—starred review, Publishers Weekly

"...a comprehensive reference that is both useful and appropriate for the layman...a text that is as meticulous and thorough as it is fun."—Kirkus