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Health and Disease: From Birth to Old Age

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Everyone is an individual and we're all different in many ways, but every human being on Earth follows a similar pattern of changes from birth to childhood, through adolescence to adulthood, and into old age. This book shows how our health and our ability to deal with disease change over time, too - such as how our immune system develops, the role of our genes and nutrition, the impact of unhealthy behaviors, and the effects of aging.

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Overview

Everyone is an individual and we're all different in many ways, but every human being on Earth follows a similar pattern of changes from birth to childhood, through adolescence to adulthood, and into old age. This book shows how our health and our ability to deal with disease change over time, too - such as how our immune system develops, the role of our genes and nutrition, the impact of unhealthy behaviors, and the effects of aging.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432970840
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Your Body For Life Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 11 - 16 Years
  • Lexile: 1220L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Spilsbury is a very experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. Her writing covers a wide range of topics from animals and science to history and social studies.

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Table of Contents

The World of Health and Disease 4

Babies and Toddlers 8

Childhood 18

Adolescence 28

Adulthood 36

Old Age 44

Health Development 54

Quiz 56

Timeline 58

Glossary 60

Find Out More 62

Index 64

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