The most astonishing and complex organism on earth - the human body - is explored in this dynamic new series. A dazzling array of specialist photography and state-of-the-art digital illustration reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that set up home on our skin and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Rounding off each book is a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links. For anyone who has ever marvelled at the intricacies and workings of the human body, Bodyscope is an indispensable series. From the joining of male and female sex cells inside a woman's body, through birth and childhood to the gradual process of ageing, the story of a human life is awe-inspiring. Bodyscope - Life Story reveals how genes and chromosomes contain the instructions for life, and are responsible for the limitless differences that make each of us an individual.;It examines the male and female reproductive systems and uncovers the incredible changes that take place in a woman's body during pregnancy. Readers can trace the development of a newborn baby as it grows into a toddler, reaches its teens and changes into an adult with the onset of puberty - a process which equips every human with the reproductive system necessary for the life cycle to continue.