By Richard Walker
Readers embark on a gorgeous voyage via human biology and realize the body’s fine details as they’ve by no means visible them ahead of. starting with the elemental construction blocks, carrying on with to the physique in motion, and concluding with the body’s platforms, it is a compact and accomplished examine the beauty that's the human desktop.
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A When it’s cold, the blood vessels Heart pumps blood Subclavian vein carries blood from the arm and shoulder Cut-open capillary supplying your skin temporarily get narrower so that less blood flows through them. This reduces heat loss through the skin, especially from exposed parts such as the fingers. But if the body is exposed to freezing conditions for long periods, narrowed blood vessels starve skin cells of vital supplies, resulting in painful frostbite. Q How wide are the capillaries? A Ten capillaries placed side by side would be as thick as a hair from your head.
53 Corbis: Visuals Unlimited (crb). Science Photo Library: GE Medical Systems (br). 54 Corbis: Tim Pannell (tl). Science Photo Library: CNRI (br/XY); Dept. Of Clinical Cytogenetics, Addenbrookes Hospital (br); Pasieka (cr). 54-55 Science Photo Library: Pasieka. 55 Corbis: Andrew Brookes (cr). Science Photo Library: David Nicholls (br). 56 Corbis: Randy Faris (tl). Science Photo Library: Scott Camazine (cr). M. Motta & J. Van Blerkom (c); Richard Wehr / Custom Medical Stock Photo (bl). 58 Getty Images: Mike Kemp (cr).
58 Getty Images: Mike Kemp (cr). Science Photo Library: Pasieka (bl) (c). 59 Corbis: EPA / Waltraud Grubitzsch (tr); Pascal Parrot (tl). Science Photo Library: Mauro Fermariello (br); Prof. P. Motta / Dept. Of Anatomy / University “La Sapienza”, Rome (c). 60-61 Corbis: Visuals Unlimited. 62-63 Corbis: Photo Quest Ltd/ Science Photo Library Jacket images: Front: Science Photo Library: Susumu Nishinaga (background); Pasieka c (skull).
Amazing Human Body (Dk) by Richard Walker