The Amazing Human Body DVD

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Your body is the most sophisticated organism on earth and much about it remains a mystery. This 3-part series uses cutting-edge graphics to reveal the surprisingly beautiful biological processes that keeps you alive. Discover the ingenious ways your body develops, adapts, and endures, and witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep your body motoring - and the scientists ... More
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Your body is the most sophisticated organism on earth and much about it remains a mystery. This 3-part series uses cutting-edge graphics to reveal the surprisingly beautiful biological processes that keeps you alive. Discover the ingenious ways your body develops, adapts, and endures, and witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep your body motoring - and the scientists guessing.

The Amazing Human Body Your body is the most sophisticated organism on earth. It is a scientific marvel and much about it remains a mystery. The Amazing Human Body uses cutting-edge graphics to reveal the surprisingly beautiful biological processes that keeps you alive.

Discover the ingenious ways your body develops, adapts, and endures. How does your brain communicate with your body in order to help you learn new skills? What is the connection between a teenager's craving for fatty foods and sudden growth spurts? And how does cell regeneration allow an octogenarian to compete in a grueling triathlon and live to tell the tale?

Case studies from across the globe showcase the dazzling secret science of the human body. A child prodigy in Phoenix demonstrates the brain's ability to prioritize mental development over physical growth, a chilling dip in an icy lake reveals how shivering might just save our lives, and low-level torture in a London laboratory highlights the way our bodies block pain.

Witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep your body motoring - and the scientists guessing.

Producer: Zoe Heron, Penny Palmer, Nigel Paterson, Martin Johnson, Matthew Dyas, Daniel Barry, Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer: Andrew Cohen
Production Company: BBC Studios Limited
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Michael J. Haynes
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 173 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Autism W.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
11/19/20
A documentary of up-to-date research and theory of the body
Review by Autism W. on 11/19/20 review stating A documentary of up-to-date research and theory of the body
An engaging combination of real life stories revealing how the body works, and how it can break down. As a professor of human anatomy and physiology, I recommend this series to pique interest and introduce many aspects of the amazing design of the body and its robust, yet delicate homeostatic systems that make the human body absolutely unique in spite of its similarities to bodies of other organisms. The series produced by PBS offers a great deal of valuable and up-to-date information not only for the general public but also for students from the middle grades through the universities. Those students will love much if not all of it. Individual teachers in the sciences should be able to make wonderful classroom use, within the scope of allowed uses by the publisher, of selected parts, and perhaps, in some cases of the entire series. It is fascinating material. Wide distribution of its concepts, respecting copyright constraints, of course, will, I believe, help to achieve some of the very highest aims of the Public Broadcasting Service in documenting and disseminating knowledge. The videography is top quality and the researchers have done their background work well. Some viewers might have preferred more emphasis on underlying systems, others more on personal stories and interviews with expert researchers, but this series offers a great deal of intriguing, sometimes astonishing, and entertaining information about what the human body can do. The subject matter is truly amazing. On that claim the series delivers at the 100% level. And did I mention interesting? Yes it is.
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Lori
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wonderful series
Review by Lori on 07/17/20 review stating Wonderful series
Very interesting well made series. This series makes it easy to understand complex systems in the human body in an entertaining way that leaves one in awe of our built in features.

3 out of 4 stars
" … The Amazing Human Body offers plenty of real-life examples of the body and mind in action. Recommended." - Video Librarian



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