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Body: Bones, Muscle, Blood and Other Body Bits
     

Body: Bones, Muscle, Blood and Other Body Bits

by Richard A. Walker
 
It's a weird world out there... dazzle your friends with wacky facts and more from this mega new series. Did you know... The smallest bone in your body, the stirrup bone, lives deep inside your ear. A sneeze can burst through your nostrils at an astonishing 160 mph. A nerve impulse takes on hundredth of a second to travel from your big toe to your spinal cord.

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It's a weird world out there... dazzle your friends with wacky facts and more from this mega new series. Did you know... The smallest bone in your body, the stirrup bone, lives deep inside your ear. A sneeze can burst through your nostrils at an astonishing 160 mph. A nerve impulse takes on hundredth of a second to travel from your big toe to your spinal cord.

A full-color, fun, and informative series, Secret Worlds offers a chance to get your teeth deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science. Every title has: Easy-to-read narrative text written by a specialist who combines expert knowledge with an entertaining and fresh style. Superb color photography that entices the reader into the subject world with close-up views and dramatic shots. Weird World feature boxes that reveal a wealth of wacky facts. Tried-and-tested websites to check out the latest info.

A mega reference section with even more facts and figures for the enthusiast. Suitable for children aged ten and up — as well as every other family member who is curious about the subject.

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Children's Literature
What sets this body book apart is the emphasis on the "weird" aspects of the human body, from why muscles are named after mice to the ancient practice of blood-letting with leeches. Kids will enjoy the highly magnified pictures of a head louse (half-page), an enlarged tapeworm head resembling ET, a gross-looking salmonella bacterium, and much more. While many basic facts about body organs, systems and functions are covered, it's the pictures, the insets of weird facts and hopefully, insets of web sites sprinkled throughout that will attract readers the most. For serious researchers, the book will be a bit hard to use due to incomplete facts, but it will certainly spur interest. The reference section helps to direct young report writers, and includes a Body Timeline (from 100,000 B.C. to current research), a definitions list of Body Systems, a page of Amazing Facts, a list of Branches of Medicine, web sites, glossary and index. The book was written with medical consultation. From the smiling skull at the beginning to the Sicilian mummies at the end, the book is quite a visual draw. Part of the "Secret Worlds" series. 2001, Dorling Kindersley, $7.95. Ages 8 to 14. Reviewer: Elaine Wick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613456166
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
DK Secret Worlds Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.47(d)

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