In 1965 Lennart Nilsson published images from inside the human uterus, the first photographs of prenatal life.
The book that was to follow, A Child is Born, stunned the world - offering an unprecedented glimpse at the unseen world within our bodies, and our own beginnings.
Using high-definition ultrasound technique, scanning electron and light microscopes, and advanced fibre optics Lennart Nilsson documents the miracle of human reproduction: the egg travelling down the fallopian tube; the sperm racing to meet it; the moment of fertilisation; the very first cell division; the tiny embryo attaching to the uterine wall; the growth of eyes, ears, fingers and toes; and finally the moment of delivery itself - providing an astonishing glimpse of the first moments of life.
In this, the fully revised fifth edition, A Child is Born is redefined for a new age.
With a completely new accompanying text, the images are rendered in astonishing detail utilising revolutionary new photographic technology, with the photographs themselves the dominant driving force of the narrative.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 220 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/11/2010
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9780224089944
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