The Bone Book and Skeleton (Hand in Hand with Nature Series)

The Bone Book and Skeleton (Hand in Hand with Nature Series)

by Stephen Cumbaa, Kim LA Fave
     
 

MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT

Discover how the tiniest bones let you hear music, where a bite of apple goes once you swallow it, and why you shrink during the day and grow again at night.

This lively guide tells how bones grow, fit, fuse, and sometimes break. It explains how the bones make blood, and why we start with over 800 bones and end up with 206 when we

Overview


MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT

Discover how the tiniest bones let you hear music, where a bite of apple goes once you swallow it, and why you shrink during the day and grow again at night.

This lively guide tells how bones grow, fit, fuse, and sometimes break. It explains how the bones make blood, and why we start with over 800 bones and end up with 206 when we finish growing. Plus all about the heart, our strongest muscle; the brain, which accounts for 2% of our weight but saps 20% of our energy; and the lungs whose several hundred million air sacs fill up and empty 15,000 times a day.

Filled with projects, THE BONES BOOK is also the aspiring anatomist's companion to the 25-piece custom-molded skeleton included in the package.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Awesome data about the body (e.g. your eye muscles contract 100,000 times a day) appear in a guide that virtually sparkles with the paleontologist/author's enthusiasm, expertise, and sense of humor. The 4- x 8-inch paperback is packaged with a 25-piece make-your-own skeleton, whose assembly certainly makes its parts familiar - make no bones about that.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894808609
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Hand in Hand with Nature Series
Edition description:
Book and Skeleton
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 13.38(h) x 5.05(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author


Stephen Cumbaa is a research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

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