DK Eyewitness Books: Skeleton

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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. ...
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Overview

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!

Discusses the evolution, structure, and function of the human and animal skeletal systems.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756607272
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 430,186
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.63 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

The human skeleton 6
From bone to stone 12
Mammals 14
Birds 18
Fish, reptiles, and amphibians 20
Skeletons on the outside 22
Marine exoskeletons 24
The human skull and teeth 26
How the skull is built 28
Animal skulls 30
Animal senses 32
Jaws and feeding 34
Animal teeth 36
The human spine 38
Animal backbones 40
The rib cage 42
Human hip bones 44
Animal hip bones 46
The human arm and hand 48
Arms, wings, and flippers 50
Animal shoulder blades 52
The human leg and foot 54
Animal legs 56
The largest and smallest bones 58
Structure and repair of bones 60
Glossary of bone names 62
Did you know? 64
Find out more 68
Glossary 70
Index 72
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