Senses

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Each title in the series The Human Body: How It Works investigates a different system or process of the human body, from organ systems to cells. Written by experts in human anatomy and accompanied by full-color illustrations, photos, charts, and diagrams, each title thoroughly examines the role of each system as part of the complex machine that is the human body.

The human body's sense organs are its physical link between the brain and the surrounding environment. Our senses of ...

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Overview

Each title in the series The Human Body: How It Works investigates a different system or process of the human body, from organ systems to cells. Written by experts in human anatomy and accompanied by full-color illustrations, photos, charts, and diagrams, each title thoroughly examines the role of each system as part of the complex machine that is the human body.

The human body's sense organs are its physical link between the brain and the surrounding environment. Our senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing allow us to interact and adapt to the ever-changing world that surrounds us. The Senses gives readers an introduction to the intricate structures and functions of the body's sense organs and examines some of the most common diseases that affect these organs. Readers will learn how even a temporary problem with one of the senses can dramatically affect how our bodies perceive the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604133622
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Human Body: How It Works Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Denton A. Cooley 6

1 Sensory Receptors and Sensation 10

2 The General Senses 22

3 Sense of Taste 34

4 Sense of Smell 45

5 Accessory Structures of the Eye 57

6 Structure of the Eye 67

7 Sense of Sight 79

8 Sense of Hearing 94

9 Sense of Equilibrium 109

10 Sense of Thirst and Hunger 116

Appendix: Conversion Chart 131

Glossary 132

Bibliography 149

Further Resources 153

Picture Credits 159

Index 160

About the Author 168

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