Author: Peter Abrahams
Publisher: Amber Books
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Health & Fitness
Where in the human body would you find the malleus? How much tear fluid does the average person produce each day? What happens to the body when we laugh? In this accessible and fascinating examination, readers discover the answers to these questions and many more. How The Body Works navigates readers all around the body, from head to toe, inside and out, explaining not just its usual workings, but also how the body responds to the strains we put it under: what happens when we exercise, or become stressed or drink caffeine.Arranged according to the body s different structures and systems, How The Body Works comes with over 1250 fully annotated color photographs, medical imaging and artworks. From the brain to the heart to the elbow, from the left ventricle to the cranial nerves, from how we hear to how we age, How The Body Works is a highly detailed but simply written, comprehensive guide that will appeal to general readers and students alike."
A bold, accessible, illustrated guide that delivers real scientific information on how the body works with a healthy side of fun facts and trivia. If you've ever searched the Internet for information on that odd rash on your arm, advice to help you get the best night's sleep, or tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season, you know there is skill to sorting fiction from scientific fact. How the Body Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations to demystify all the complex processes that keep our bodies alive and thriving -- from the basic building blocks of the body, our cells -- to skin, muscles, and bones and the ways in which our many parts work together. Learn about the senses, how we read faces and body language, nutrition and immunity, the brain, sleep, memory, dreams, and much more. Each chapter takes you through a new body system and includes surprising facts like "there are no muscles in the fingers and toes" and "by the time you finish reading this sentence, 50 million of your cells will have died and been replaced." With How the Body Works, you'll understand the how and why as well as be wowed by the astonishing ways our bodies work.
"What a great book! The images and display of information is very well done, leaving enough room on the page so that the reader is not overwhelmed. This book moves from different topics easily, with interesting facts and graphics on each page. Kids will love pulling out this book and picking a page at random." — Leon County Public Library From the hairs on their heads to the tips of their toes, this "owner's manual" for kids explains the workings of the human body. Fascinating facts are delivered in bite-sized increments, dense with information but easy to swallow. An appealing, modern visual style combines photos, infographics, cartoons, and computer-generated diagrams.
How The Body Works is a fascinating exploration of the weird and wonderful processes that occur within the human body, often without us knowing. Understand how our bodies keep us alive and thriving and get to the bottom of such niggling questions as why we get dizzy, why we get butterflies in our stomachs, and why we get jetlag! How The Body Works is a bold and accessible visual guide to every aspect of how the human body and brain works, combining the science of human anatomy books with beautiful images. Enjoy this enlightening resource that covers everything from skin to bone and even the psychology of dreams and emotions.
Kids will be amazed at all the action that’s going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that apple turns into energy to how the “leftovers” make their exit. The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works will engage kids with hands-on activities that will show them all the fantastic, well-orchestrated systems at work in their very own bodies—they’ll see exactly how smoke affects the lung, how the heart really acts as a liquid pump, and how the different joints are structured and serve different purposes. Kids will gain a concrete understanding of their bodies—and realize in the process just how amazing they really are.