From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds

From Conception to Birth

A Unique Gift for the Mom-to-Be

From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds makes a great gift for the expectant mother. While there are many books that provide a detailed explanation of the changes a woman's body goes through during pregnancy, this innovative resource gives the mom-to-be a pictorial glimpse into the miracle of fetal development.

In From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds, readers get a close look at human embryos the size of a peanut. As you flip through the pages, you'll see how tiny cells transform into a recognizable baby. These 3D images provide a glimpse into the first movements of arms and legs, the indication of gender, and the appearance of a child's eye color. In fact, many readers say this book is guaranteed to give you a newfound respect for the power of the human body.

The Creation of From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds

When you first pick up a copy of From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds, it's only natural to wonder how these amazingly detailed images were created.

Technically, the images in the book aren't photographs. They are computer visualizations created using software developed by Alexander Tsiaras himself. However, great care was taken to ensure scientific accuracy. Embryo specimens held by the National Museum of Health provided the basis of the material for the book. Fertility medicine and obstetrics researchers also provided high tech scans of embryos and fetuses within the womb.

Using the Book to Explain Childbirth to an Older Sibling

While From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds is becoming a popular baby shower gift, this book is also a useful teaching tool for children who are interested in the development of their new baby brother or sister. Kids can sit down with parents to look at the images and discuss what they've learned.

More About Alexander Tsiaras

The author of From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds, Alexander Tsiaras, is a photojournalist with more than 20 years of experience combining art, technology, design, and photojournalism. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Discover, Life, and GEO.

Currently, Alexander Tsiaras is the president of Anatomical Travelogue, Inc.-a company devoted to using the latest technology to produce television programs, books, museum exhibits, and interactive media featuring detailed images of the human body.

In addition to From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds, Alexander Tsiaras has produced the following books:

•The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed

•The InVision Guide to a Healthy Heart

•The InVision Guide to Sexual Health

•Body Voyage: A Three-Dimensional Tour of a Real Human Body

From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds