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National Geographic - Inside the Living Body
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Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 12/11/2007

National Geographic provides a whole new perspective on the extraordinary processes involved in human life with this primarily internal look at the human life cycle from conception through old age. Thanks to amazing technological advances like camera pills and high-definition endoscopes, physicians and scientists can now obtain actual camera footage and images of body processes as well as create elaborate computer simulations to aid in the research and understanding of how the human body works. This 95-minute exploration of the human body and its processes follows human life from fetal development through the amazing changes demanded of virtually every organ in the hours after birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. It explores the senses and how they work, brain development, digestion, blood circulation, cell division, the hardening and replenishing of bone, puberty, sexuality, childbirth, changes inherent in the aging process, the virtual shutting down of the body at death, and much more. The fascinating camera footage includes everything from the digestive process of food from the mouth through the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines, and then to excretion; to blood flow through the heart, veins, and capillaries; and the accumulation of fat in the abdomen and intestines. While the squeamish might proclaim the graphic footage gross, it is incredible, fascinating, and educational. Significant time is also devoted to detailing life choices like exercise, drinking, smoking, listening to loud music, and stress and how those choices can directly affect our bodily functions and overall health. This 2002 presentation is an informative, graphic look at the amazing human body and how it works. --Tami

Customer Reviews:

  • Very easy to watch and understand
    I watched this on NatGeo two years ago and was excited to see it for sale - my dvr somehow had erased it! This is so informative and interesting that my 5 and 4 year olds were sitting and watching it with me. I look forward to showing parts of it in my HS level Biology class that I teach. Really amazing footage, CGI, of the processes occurring in the body. Truly an amazing machine....more info
  • Great for Teaching
    I teach school in L.A. and this is a great video to make the students think and ask questions. You can show the entire video at once or just show sections at a time. The video is Awsome but make sure you watch it before lunch. Some of the video might be difficult for people with weak stomachs.

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  • great educational tool
    I watched it with my children ages 8-16 and found it to be a great educational tool....more info
  • Very good presentation
    Informational and easy to understand. Outstanding graphics. Worth more than the money I paid for....more info
  • Review: National Geographic, Inside the Living Body
    Extremely rich, state of the art photography/cinematograrphy!!! The narration is well executed as well. A+...more info