DK Eyewitness Books: Skeleton

DK Eyewitness Books: Skeleton

by Steve Parker
     
 

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New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text!

The skeleton is the framework of the body. It supports, moves, and protects, allowing us to walk, run, jump, and swim. Eyewitness Skeleton brings its complexity and ingenuity of design vividly to life. Starting with the human skeleton, it explains how each set of bones functions. It examines in

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New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text!

The skeleton is the framework of the body. It supports, moves, and protects, allowing us to walk, run, jump, and swim. Eyewitness Skeleton brings its complexity and ingenuity of design vividly to life. Starting with the human skeleton, it explains how each set of bones functions. It examines in detail the construction of the skull, spine and rib cage, hands, arms, legs, and feet. Comparisons are drawn with the bones of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mammals. See the 206 different bones in the human body, how your skull differs from a lion's or a chimp's, how teeth grow, and what each one is for, and what the inside of a bone looks like. Learn how bones mend themselves when they break, why half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet, how many toes a horse has and what has happened to the tail you once had. Discover which are the smallest bones in the human body, why some creatures wear their skeletons on the outside and what animal once owned the oldest bones ever found on Earth. And much, much more!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Along with the 206 human bones, readers can browse through over sixty pages of animal skeletons. Organized in twenty-five chapters, the text is tiny, packed with information. Large shots entice tracing, drawing, and scrutiny. The great close-up photography will delight and amazes students. This book is an excellent resource for classrooms-these Eyewitness books rarely sit on the shelf.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Art and artifacts that focus on bones surround the human skeleton which stretches across the opening six pages of one of the first and best "Eyewitness Book." What follows are equally riveting "displays" which vividly illustrate similarities and differences between people and a few of the other 40,000 species with backbones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756607272
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
610,951
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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