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Human Body (Kingfisher Knowledge Series)
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Human Body (Kingfisher Knowledge Series)

by Richard Walker, Nancy Rothwell (Foreword by)
 

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This eye-catching book takes readers on a fantastic voyage through human biology using digital illustration and cutting-edge scans and imagery. An introductory chapter details the evolution of Homo sapiens and reveals the body's building blocks—its chemical elements, molecules, and cells. A section on the body in action examines the skeleton and the muscles. The

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This eye-catching book takes readers on a fantastic voyage through human biology using digital illustration and cutting-edge scans and imagery. An introductory chapter details the evolution of Homo sapiens and reveals the body's building blocks—its chemical elements, molecules, and cells. A section on the body in action examines the skeleton and the muscles. The final chapter explains how cells join together to form the organs and body systems that keep us fueled, aware of our surroundings, and free of disease.

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Children's Literature - Melissa Hower
This book is one of the books in the "Kingfisher Knowledge" series. It is comprised of three chapters which include information about the human body in the past and present, the human body in action, and ways the body is fueled, and how it defends itself against disease. In the first chapter, the author discusses the evolution of humans, ways people in the past have depicted the human body, and how modern technology has enabled people to gain a wealth of information about the many components of the human body. In chapter two, the reader will learn about muscles, bones, the brain, and many other body parts that enable the body to move and experience the world. Chapter 3 offers information about how the human body stays alive. By eating, breathing, and defending itself, the body continues to thrive each day. Ways of treating diseased or damaged parts is also discussed. In addition to over fifty pages of fact-filled text, the book also contains Web sites, additional book titles for further reading, suggestions of places to visit, and possible career choices at the end of each chapter. A glossary and index are also included. The vibrant photographs, labeled diagrams, and organized headings in each chapter make this book a great resource for teaching research skills. This book would be a wonderful addition to any library. Reviewer: Melissa Hower
Children's Literature - Naomi Butler
This book has a great layout with pictures and text. The first chapter deals with "Past and Present" and includes the life story from ancestors to body ingredients to making babies and the "life story." Chapter Two, "Body in Action," includes the body's framework, seeing the world, sounds, and flavors. Chapter Three deals with "Supply and Defense" from feeding, digestion, waste disposal, oxygen supply, heart, and blood defense force and even treating diseases. The summaries of each chapter also give Web sites for further exploration, identifies terms and new words, and gives additional references. They are great! There's a really nice glossary and a very extensive index. On the front cover there is a note, "Includes extra Web sites, book lists, and places to explore." The book includes a foreword by Dame Professor Nancy Rothwell, a leading neuroscientist and U.K. Medical Research Council professor. All around, this is a really nice book. Part of the "Kingfisher Knowledge" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753459720
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
09/15/2006
Series:
Kingfisher Knowledge Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.29(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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Meet the Author

Richard Walker is an award-winning author of books about natural history and human biology for both children and adults, including Kingfisher Knowledge: Microscopic Life. He has a Ph.D. in zoology. As a former biology teacher he has a practical understanding of the importance of accessible reference materials.

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