London: DK Children, 2008. A Fine Hardcover.
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 8.75 by 10 inches. Ages 10 - 14.
New / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #15843
Talk about mad genius ..... from conception to execution, padded red cover with 3-D effect to the up-close-and-personal images inside, this anatomy book is as engrossing as any science fiction.
Dr. Frankenstein, shown in a sepia photograph standing in a laboratory, gazing at a skull he holds in one hand, invites readers to join him as he creates a human being (Don't look so startled, he chides the meek). From there it's on to atoms and the skeletal system, tissues, and organs, and so on, presented on visually rich spreads.
Clear explanations broken into easily assimilable captions and text blocks encourage the reader. The story line is sustained with brief, pun-happy journal entries (Day 11 [on eyes]: Assistant has seen the light), and the theme reinforced with remarkable design. Gothic fonts and engraved illustrations and vignettes (in red and black and hand-colored) blend with state-of-the-art images from MEG scans, gamma scans and other advanced technology.