Superhuman

Superhuman

[the Awesome Power Within]

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
A companion to the TLC series, this amazing exploration of the mysteries of the human body--how it works, and the fantastic ways it repairs itself--relates tales of futuristic medicine taking place today, stories of radical operations, and the hopes and fears of doctors and patients as new treatments are administered. TV tie-in.

Book News
A companion volume to the BBC television series of the same name, which followed on the heels of the previous series, The Human Body . Covering the same material as the series, the book presents chapters explaining biological and medical aspects of the human body related to physical trauma, transplants, self-repair, cancer, the outbreak of disease, and fertility. The text is supported by a wealth of color photographs taken by many of the same photographers who worked on the television series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

DK Publishing
The Companion Guide to "Superhuman Body" Airing Nationwide on The Learning Channel March 27-28! Following on from the enormously successful BBC program, The Human Body, Superhuman explores the body's amazing ability to heal, renew, and regenerate itself. This stunningly illustrated book relates dramatic tales of futuristic medicine taking place today, and, also, describes how the body's own power of self-repair is enhanced with contemporary drugs and techniques. It explores medicine being pioneered today and looks ahead to what will be possible in the near future -- 'designer' babies, viruses carrying repair genes to cells before they become cancerous, tailor-made human tissue and organs from modifying animal organs with human genes, and electrodes implanted into the brain allowing the blind to see. Superhuman concentrates on six key medical areas -- cancer, infection, transplantation, trauma, repair, and reproduction. It records the before, during, and after of radical operations on real people. It gives witness to the hopes and fears of doctors and patients as new treatments are administered -- in many cases, for the first time for both the patients and the professionals. None of these developments would be possible without an increasing understanding of the basic way our body functions, or without a clear recognition of medicine's history. Superhuman focuses on these aspects of medicine and, also, on the key ethical problems raised by the advance of medical technology. In this guide to the future of medicine, we begin to understand just how superhuman the body really is.

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& Taylor

An exploration into the mysteries of the human body--how it works, and the fantastic ways it repairs itself--relates tales of futuristic medicine taking place today and stories of radical operations.

Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9780789468277
0789468271
9780789463067
0789463067
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Superhuman (Television program)

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