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Children's LiteratureExplaining how the circulatory system works is not necessarily easy, so this clear, concise presentation will be valuable to readers of all ages. The text compares the circulatory system to a network of highways, which are driven by the heart pumping blood through more than 60,00 miles of arteries and veins. By describing the lymphatic system as well, readers will better understand the mutual purposes of these systems. A brief chapter on diseases and disorders of the heart provides an overview. A chapter on staying healthy emphasizes prevention of heart disease, some diagnostic tools, and several treatments—including heart transplantation. Simple labeled diagrams are well placed to interpret text. Chapter notes provide citations of references used. There is a glossary, an index, a further readings list and a list of good websites for further information. This book is part of "The Human Body Library" series. 2004, Enslow Publishers, Ages 10 up.