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Overview Full-color photographs and state-of-the-art computer imaging provide a compelling portrait of the growth of a baby from conception to birth, tracing the development of individual body parts and systems and celebrating each milestone along the way. 100,000 first printing.
Publishers Description The splendor and beauty of a child's growth and development in the womb--seen through unforgettable images made possible by revolutionary advances in visualization technology " What's happening with the baby now?" All expectant parents ask this question throughout the exhilirating months of pregnancy. Fuzzy sonograms and doctor's explanations can provide basic information, but through Alexander Tsiaras' remarkable achievements in medical imaging technology, parents can "see," for the first time, the awe-inspiring process of a new life unfolding, in stunning, vivid detail. The milestones of pregnancy which before could only be described can now be witnessed: the heart's first beats; the appearance of color in the eye; the emergence of toes and teeth; the brain and nervous system directing development; the first movement of tiny legs and arms; the first indications of gender; the wondrous symbiosis of mother and child; the symphony of the body's systems coming into being and working in concert. The book tracks the development of a baby from the moment of conception, through the explosively complex early stages of development and the amazing stages of growth as the baby is nurtured by the mother, ending with the joy of birth. All this is made possible by revolutions in two sciences. As biologists have decoded the molecular basis of life, computer scientists have developed non-invasive, three-dimensional techniques for visualizing the body. Alexander Tsiaras has been a pioneer in merging these explorations and discoveries. He has created a virtual camera studio that enables him to view a human body or any part of it individually, scan it, enlarge it, rotate it, adjust its transparency so that we can view inside a living being, and light it from any angle. The result is an ability to illuminate the unseen elements that make us who we are, and the miraculous images in "From Conception to Birth."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.34" Width: 9.36" Height: 1.16" Weight: 3.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 29, 2002
ISBN 0385503180 ISBN13 9780385503181
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More About Alexander Tsiaras
Alexander Tsiaras, President and CEO of Anatomical Travelogue, Inc., has over twenty years of experience in the worlds of medicine, research and art and has won world recognition as a photojournalist, artist and writer. His work has been featured on numerous television programs and the covers of Life, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Discover, Geoand The London Times Magazine. Much of the work for this book was done in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, The National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and New York University School of Medicine. Tsiaras is a regular keynote speaker at medical conventions worldwide, including the Visible Human Conference sponsored by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health and Medicine Meets Virtual Reality. He has also lectured with Stephen Hawking at the MIT Media Lab. Mr. Tsiaras lives in New York City with his family.
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Wow! Impressive photos AND dialouge! Jun 18, 2007
I hesitated to buy this book because I heard some of the negative reviews, such as "the Nielson book is better" and "the images are fake, clay". However, I found it is more MUCH more informative and interesting than "A Child Is Born". It is modern, cleverly written, and really worthwhile as a coffe table book or baby shower gift. The format of the book is mostly photograph/art, with small paragraphs of information. My husband has been reading this book about what is happening to the baby every morning at breakfast, because it is written day by day, which is different than most pregnacy guides. It is free from advice, it is only factual.
A Life Unfolds May 25, 2007
I was very happy with the book. The photographs were amazing!
Good Jan 20, 2007
The photography is definitely the highlight of this book. It also gives you a great biology review. Perhaps more than the average person would want to know. My only criticism is that it focused more on the embryonic development than on fetal development. I realize that most of the fascinating transformations occur in the first trimester but I still was hoping to see great photos of the second and third. I preferred Beginning Life by Geraldine Flanagan to this book.
As incredible as being pregnant! Jan 10, 2007
This book has got all the info you need when you are expecting. The pictures are so cool, my son loved to look at them to see what his sibling looked like at each stage. Very informative and eye opening!
From Conception to Birth Jan 3, 2007
Amazing pictures! Great for future parents, parents or for anyone else who have interest in learning a bit more.