In the Womb

In the Womb

[witness the Journey From Conception to Birth Through Astonishing 3D Images]

Book - 2006
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Imagine being able to observe with astonishing clarity a child's delicate features as they evolve over the course of a pregnancy, or witness the complex behavior of new human life in utero. Now we can, thanks to the advent of innovative 3D and 4D imaging technologies that provide a powerful diagnostic tool for doctors and cast vivid light on our earliest development—and a profound new way for parents to bond with their babies on a deeper emotional level.

Combining more than 140 images of life-like models based on the latest science, computer-generated illustrations, and 3D ultrasound images with an uplifting, informative text, In the Womb is a week-by-week chronicle of the mysterious, magical progress from embryo to fetus to full-term infant.

Each spread features a central image and information about that particular stage as well as brief commentary explaining what we know and how we know it. For example, at 24 weeks we watch a fetus open and close her eyes, display facial expressions resembling a grimace and a frown, and stick out her tongue (no one has yet established exactly why). And during the last trimester, we learn, she experiences REM sleep and can hear loud noises through the fluids of her mother's body—a first hint of the world that awaits outside the womb.

Based on National Geographic's acclaimed television program, originally aired in 2005 and soon to be supplemented with two more 2-hour segments, In the Womb is the perfect gift for expectant parents and a fascinating perspective for anyone captivated by the miracle of life.

Baker & Taylor
An illustrated journey from conception to birth, based on the latest research and featuring images created with newly developed, state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasound technology.

Baker
& Taylor

"An illustrated journey from conception to birth, based on the latest research and featuring images created with newly developed, state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasound technology"--Provided by publisher.
Never-before-published full-color images created with state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasound technology follow the course of a pregnancy and the growth and development of a fetus in utero, from conception to full-term infant. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2006
ISBN: 9781426200038
142620003X
Branch Call Number: 618.2 T144i
Characteristics: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 24 cm
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

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Derringer
Sep 27, 2018

This is a fascinating book that takes the reader on an illustrated journey from conception to birth.

The fantastic photography presented in these pages is based on the latest research that feature images created with newly developed, state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasound technology.

The "never-before-published" full-color images in this glossy volume closely follow the course of a pregnancy and the growth and development of a fetus in utero, from conception to full-term infant.

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ManMachine
Aug 15, 2018

Impressively presented by Peter Tallack - "In the Womb" (like the DVD documentary of the same name) takes the curios reader on a visual journey (thanks to multi-dimensional ultra-sound technology) through the 3 trimesters of development of the human fetus inside its mother.

From conception, to growth and coordination, to actual birth after 9 months of gestation - "In the Womb" takes the whole process stage-by-stage (along with informative text), offering the reader a clear, straightforward understanding of this fascinating transformation of a fertilized egg into actual human life.

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