Life

Life

Book - 2006
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
One of photography’s watershed moments occurred in 1965, when the cover of Life magazine featured Lennart Nilsson’s photograph of a living human embryo—the first time life at such an early stage had been captured on film. His classic bestseller A Child Is Born featured stunning photographs of life in the womb and earned him the sobriquet “The da Vinci of medical photography” (Chicago Tribune). Now, in this major work, Nilsson’s extraordinary images encompass a full human lifespan.

Using the world’s most exacting equipment, Nilsson reveals the interior form of the entire human body and its intricate workings as never seen before, in a book that is as stunning to behold as its contents. Featuring thoughtful essays by both a noted scientist and a renowned editor, LIFE shines a penetrating light on all of life’s fundamentals. One of photography’s watershed moments occurred in 1965, when the cover of Life magazine featured Lennart Nilsson’s photograph of a living human embryo—the first time life at such an early stage had been captured on film. His classic bestseller A Child Is Born featured stunning photographs of life in the womb and earned him the sobriquet “The da Vinci of medical photography” (Chicago Tribune). Now, in this major work, Nilsson’s extraordinary images encompass a full human lifespan.

Using the world’s most exacting equipment, Nilsson reveals the interior form of the entire human body and its intricate workings as never seen before, in a book that is as stunning to behold as its contents. Featuring thoughtful essays by both a noted scientist and a renowned editor, LIFE shines a penetrating light on all of life’s fundamentals.

Baker & Taylor
An extraordinary journey inside the human body by the acclaimed author and photographer of A Child Is Born utilizes cutting-edge photographic techniques to reveal the inner systems, organs, and workings of the human body, accompanied by insightful essays that explore the essential wonders and mysteries of life itself.

Book News
In 1965, pioneering scientific photographer Lennart Nilsson amazed readers of Life magazine with the first photograph of a living human embryo. This beautifully produced volume showcases 150 of his images, which encompass the entire human lifespan. The first half of the volume looks at life from its chromosomal beginnings through gestation and birth. The second half is devoted to the growth of the body's organs, senses, and tissues and concludes with Nilsson's recent work on such threats to human life as HIV and atmospheric pollution. Each extraordinarily detailed image is presented on a single page, surrounded by a matte black border. Oversize: 11.75x11.75". Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Provides a photographic narrative of human life, portraying its beginning chromosomes and DNA, fetal development and birth, the growth of body organs and tissues, and the organisms and elements that threaten life.

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, c2006
ISBN: 9780810958425
0810958422
Branch Call Number: 779.9612 NIL
779.9612 NIL
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm

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