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Author Walker, Richard, 1951-
Title Encyclopedia of the human body / Richard Walker.
Pub Info New York : DK Pub., ©2002.
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book jacket
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 West Yarmouth-Children's  J 612 WAL     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed.
Descript 304 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-285) and index.
Contents Working parts: Being human -- Natural variation -- Under the microscope -- Cells -- Cell structure -- Cell chemistry -- Double helix -- Tissues -- Organs and systems -- Imaging Techniques -- Moving framework: Integumentary system -- Skin surface -- Skin features -- Hair -- Skeletal system -- Skull -- Backbone and ribs -- Limbs and girdles -- Hands and feet -- Bones in evolution -- Bone structure -- Growth and repair -- Joints -- Joints and movement -- Muscular system -- Skeletal muscles -- How muscles contract -- Anatomy and art -- Movement and posture -- Muscles and exercise -- Control and sensation: Nervous system -- Neurons -- Synapses -- Nerves -- Spinal cord -- Reflexes -- Brain -- Mapping the brain -- Cerebral activities -- Memory and emotions -- Consciousness and sleep -- Autonomic nervous system -- Communication -- Understanding the mind -- Touch -- Smell and taste -- Hearing -- Balance -- Eye -- Eye structure -- How we see -- Endocrine system -- Endocrine glands -- Pituitary gland -- Search for insulin -- Supply and Maintenance: Cardiovascular system -- Blood -- Red blood cells -- White blood cells -- Platelets and clotting -- Blood transfusions -- Heart -- Heartbeats -- Heart problems -- Blood circulation -- Blood vessels -- Pressure and flow -- Lymphatic and immune systems --Lymphoid organs -- Diseases -- Nonspecific defenses -- Immune system -- Vaccination for all -- Immune system disorders -- Respiratory system -- Lungs -- Gas exchange -- Breathing -- Vital flame -- Making sounds -- Digestive system -- Teeth -- Chewing and swallowing -- Stomach -- Small intestine -- Large intestine -- Nutrition -- Search for vitamins -- Vitamins and minerals -- Metabolism -- Liver -- Energy balance -- Urinary system -- Kidneys -- Kidney functions -- Bladder and urination -- New generations: Reproductive systems -- Male reproductive system -- Sperm production -- Female reproductive system -- Ovarian and menstrual cycles -- Conception -- Fertility -- Early pregnancy -- Growing fetus -- Birth -- Saving mothers -- Life story -- Infancy -- Childhood -- Adolescence -- Adulthood and aging -- Human inheritance -- Chromosomes and genes -- Chance and heredity -- Human genome project -- Body through time: Early humans -- Ancient world -- Ancient Greece and Rome -- Arabic medicine -- Middle ages -- Renaissance discoveries -- Scientific age -- Advances in surgery -- Microbe hunters -- Public health --Modernizing medicine -- Alternative therapies -- Body today -- Reference section: Timeline -- Glossary.
Summary DK continues its commitment to providing comprehensive reference books for young readers with the Encyclopedia of the Human Body. Perfect for use as a family guide to understanding how the body works and for supporting the science studies of school-age children, this volume is packed with bold illustrations and easy-to-follow text. The most challenging anatomical concepts, from how our skeletons support our body weight to the impact computer imaging is having on the fight against disease, are clearly presented for ease in understanding. Fascinating information on the history of medicine and its pioneers rounds out this must-have compendium.-- (Source of description not identified)
Subject Human anatomy -- Encyclopedias.
Human physiology -- Encyclopedias.
Human body -- Encyclopedias.
ISBN 0789486725 (alk. paper)
9780789486721 (alk. paper)
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