This comprehensive guide to the body combines recent cell and molecular biology in a story that begins with the first life on earth. With a simple text and illustrations, it aims to make science fun. The book explains how we breathe, move, eat, reproduce, sense, think and feel, and how we defend ourselves against enemies from inside and out. It focuses on the role cells play in the body, describing how human cells are similar to those of every other living thing on this planet, and to the cells that were the first life on earth.
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Every minute of every day of your life your heart beats about seventy times, food travels twenty-five millimetres in your large intestine, and you make about three hundred million new red blood cells. These are just three of the amazing things your body can do.
'The Egg and Sperm Race' shows you many more.
• The story begins with a journey through evolution starting with the first life on earth.
• Find out about DNA, the secret code that is in each and every one of your cells.
• See how your cells work together – it takes at least twenty-nine different types to make your little finger.
• Discover how your body repairs a cut or a broken bone.
“'The Egg and Sperm Race' covers everything from creation to genetics to cells to anatomy and even culture.”
'British Medical Journal'
“Fran Balkiwill’s text combines up-to-the-minute cell and molecular biology with basic facts about the human body…Mic Rolph is the kind of illustrator every science writer dreams of teaming up whit. His pictures always make the text work better.”
'Times Educational Supplement'
“…this is the guide you always wanted – vivid, untimorous and hip.”
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Book Description Collins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0001965174