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Life

Life( )
Author: Nilsson, Lennart
ISBN:978-0-224-07691-3
Publication Date:Apr 2006
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Jonathan Cape
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $85.00
Book Description:

"Nilsson is the world s leading scientific photographer. His background was that of a photojournalist. His great emphasis is on the sense of a story. His work is also that of an artist, which makes him unique. This story, illustrated in Life, is the ultimate story a visual account of human development, from DNA to stem cells. The photographs are reproduced at the highest quality as a single epic sequence. After the first publication of Lennart Nilsson s photographs of human embryos in...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Medical / Embryology
Photography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):29.9 x 32 x 4.2 cm
Book Weight:2.586 Kilograms
Author Biography
Nilsson, Lennart (Author)
Lars Olof Lennart Nilsson was born in Strangnas, Sweden on August 24, 1922. He received his first camera when he was 11. At the age of 15, he began taking microphotographs of bugs after seeing a documentary film about Louis Pasteur. He began his freelance career covering the liberation of Nazi-occupied Norway in the last days of World War II. After the war, he produced photo essays on a polar bear hunt and on a midwife who delivered 1,500 children in the Swedish mountains.

He turned to microphotography after becoming fascinated by a fetus in a glass jar at Sabbatsbergs Hospital in Stockholm. Life published his first picture of an embryo in 1953. His first collection followed a human embryo's maturation from the instant a sperm cell fertilizes an egg. His photographs appeared in Life magazine in 1965 under the title The Drama of Life Before Birth. It was later expanded in book form as A Child Is Born. His other projects used micro-cameras to expose cerebral hemorrhages, the virus that causes AIDS, and tar-laden smokers' lungs. His other books included Behold Man: A Photographic Journey of Discovery Inside the Body. He also created documentaries including The Miracle of Life and Odyssey of Life. His films won three Emmy Awards. He died on January 28, 2017 at the age of 94.

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