Author: Peter Abrahams
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Human anatomy
This book "provides a detailed analysis of every aspect of human physiology, from the workings of the lacrimal glands to how the body absorbs and uses carbohydrates. Divided into 12 easy-to-reference chapters by body area and function:head, senses, neck thorax, upper limbs, abdomen and stomach, reproductive system, pelvis and lower limbs, blood stream, body systems, cellular and chemical structure, and development and body cycles. Includes over one thousand anatomically accurate diagrams and photographs of the workings and functions of every part of the human body...." - back cover.
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.
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.
Author: Jane De Burgh
Release Date: 2007
Our fascination with our bodies and how they work, why they go wrong, and what to do to heal them is boundless. The Human Body takes readers on a fascinating journey inside their bodies, from head to toe. Includes more than 300 entries and is divided into 8 easy-to-navigate sections: head and neck, spine and spinal chord, thorax, arms, abdomen, pelvis, legs, and whole body systems. Each entry is accompanied by a quick reference information table that includes body system, location, function, components, and related parts. Artwork and annotations on the various bones, muscles, internal organs, blood vessels and nerves, help provide a complete picture of a specific area of the body. Detailed enough for medial or nursing students, the Human Body also makes a helpful reference guide for general readers.
Discover the incredible and fascinating intricacies of the human body in this concise and useful guide for the whole family. Includes information on individual systems, the numerous complex structures and particular functions of the body and more!
"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.