Life Cycle

Life Cycle

by Patricia Macnair, Richard Walker
     
 

The most astonishing and complex organism on Earth-the human body-is explored in this dynamic new series. A dazzling array of specialized photography and state-of-the-art digital illustrations reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what

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The most astonishing and complex organism on Earth-the human body-is explored in this dynamic new series. A dazzling array of specialized photography and state-of-the-art digital illustrations reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that call our skin home and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Each book includes a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links.

The story of a human life is awe-inspiring. Life Cycle reveals how genes and chromosomes contain the instructions for life and are responsible for differences that make each of us an individual. Readers will trace the development of a newborn baby as it grows into a toddler, reaches the teens, and changes into an adult. This book explains the male and female reproductive systems and uncovers why these systems are essential in the cycle of life.

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Children's Literature
This text on the life cycle begins with a look at one family and all of its members—from the newborn baby to the great-grandparents. The reader begins with information about the beginning of the life cycle and ends with a little information on adulthood and aging. Sections like "reproduction" and the early months of "pregnancy" feature well-detailed photographs and illustrations as well as "Info labs" of additional bits of information that do not naturally fit into the text. "The birthing process," "why people look different around the world," and the attributes of "childhood" are also discussed in the book. The photos throughout are well-suited to the various sections highlighted in the text. A glossary of necessary words, an index, and a short list of web sites is included. I would encourage parents to read this text with their child because there may be questions from the children that parents will want to address in their own fashion. However, this is a very helpful book that provides a very solid overview of the life cycle. 2004, Kingfisher, Ages 8 to 12.
—Jean Boreen, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753457801
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Bodyscope Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.15(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Patricia Macnair received her medical degree from University of Bristol in England and a master's degree in medical ethics and medical law from King's College, University of London. She is now a medical journalist.

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