Your Body Battles a Skinned Knee

Your Body Battles a Skinned Knee

by Vicki Cobb, Andrew Harris
     
 

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Ouch! You know that a skinned knee hurts. But did you know that it's the start of a battle? Your body has to work quickly to protect you from a germ invasion. Nerve cells sound an alarm that you're hurt. Blood cells rush in to fight germs that come in through the scrape. And skin cells make brand-new skin for your knee. Before you know it, your cells have won the

Overview

Ouch! You know that a skinned knee hurts. But did you know that it's the start of a battle? Your body has to work quickly to protect you from a germ invasion. Nerve cells sound an alarm that you're hurt. Blood cells rush in to fight germs that come in through the scrape. And skin cells make brand-new skin for your knee. Before you know it, your cells have won the battle and you're as good as new. Get a close look at this body battle with comic illustrations and ground-breaking photomicrographs. The photomicrographs magnify the actual cellular processes tens of thousands of times, offering you a front-row seat for all the action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822568148
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Body Battles Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Vicki Cobb is a well-known author of more than eighty-five highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. Cobb also writes a weekly column, Show-Biz Science, for EducationalWorld.com. Her picture book I Face the Wind was a 2004 Sibert Honor book. Her latest Lerner series is Where's the Science Here?

Andrew N. Harris holds an Associates Degree from the Art Center of College and Design as well as a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is the illustrator of 20 Hungry Piggies, a Fall 07 Millbrook picture book.

Dennis Kunkel is an award-winning photomicrographer whose images appear worldwide in print, film, and electronic media. Considered one of the world's experts on the topic, he is the author of more than 50 research papers on microscopy. Formerly of the University of Hawaii and the University of Seattle, he has left academia to devote full time to the development of photomicrographs. His latest book, co-authored with Alexandra Siy, is Mosquito Bite.

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