Body Atlas

Body Atlas

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by DK Publishing, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff, Giuliano Fornari
     
 

An atlas of the human body, packed with diagrams to explain complicated processes, illustrations taken from a digital model of the anatomy and simple experiments to try.

Body Atlas explains in easy- to- understand language, how the human body works and relates this information to eveyday activities and processes that children will recognise. Contains a free pull

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An atlas of the human body, packed with diagrams to explain complicated processes, illustrations taken from a digital model of the anatomy and simple experiments to try.

Body Atlas explains in easy- to- understand language, how the human body works and relates this information to eveyday activities and processes that children will recognise. Contains a free pull out poster and is wiro bound

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
This unique visual guide takes readers on a voyage of discovery through the inner parts of the human body. The author explores the human body as if it was a map divided into regions. He examines the body systems (circulatory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive) and explains their functions. Fornari's colorful diagrams, illustrations and cutaways are exquisite.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Body layers are "peeled" away in illustrations interpreted by the narrative of a natural teacher. With insight, a conversational style, and sense of humor, Mr. Parker artfully manipulates details that could easily overpower into a sparklingly lucid description/explanation of how the human body works.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-10-- An exceptionally well-done atlas. Parker's informative, interesting narrative combines definition, explanation, and miscellaneous items. A preface explains how the book is arranged and how some of the photos were taken. The main text examines the body part by part from head to toe, plus ``the development of a baby.'' Each double-page spread follows the same format: an introductory overview, a large full-color diagram of the main topic, plus a variety of small diagrams and color photos around the perimeter, focusing on particular aspects of the workings of that body part. The illustrations are accompanied by extensive captions, along with general items of interest, such as ``why you burp'' or a brief explanation of palmistry. The pictures are finely detailed and beautifully drawn, and have a profusion of labels on each. The shortcoming here is the predominance of males in the photographs. In all, however, this is a distinguished work that would be well used in most libraries. --Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI
Kathryn Broderick
The human body is mapped here in detail from head to toe, and in that order. Sections entitled "Head and Neck," "Upper Torso," "Arm and Hand," "Lower Torso," and "Leg and Foot" neatly group a huge amount of information into meaningful, manageable units. Throughout, various organs are illustrated from both the outside and the inside; separate body maps are provided where anatomical differences occur between the sexes; and the labeling of many muscles and bones is done in Latin. In all sections, scientific photographs have been included to supplement Fornari's interesting medical illustrations, which make use of such classical images as Michelangelo's "David". The book also features boxed "USA Today"-type graphics that provide information in a lighthearted manner, and a very complete index--which makes this book an effective reference to the workings of the human body.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564582249
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/1993
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
10.76(w) x 14.04(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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