The Heart: The Questions and Answers Book for Kids

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9780070318298: The Heart: The Questions and Answers Book for Kids

What begins as a camp fishing trip becomes a fascinating lesson in the heart and circulatory system when the kids ask the camp doctor for a "heart-to-heart" talk. Where does blood come from? What are cells? Why are veins red and arteries blue? How does the heart pump blood throughout the body? If someone in your family has heart disease, can you catch it? Learn all about the heart, how it works, and how to keep it healthy in this breezy yet fact-filled book, packed with charming and accurate illustrations of this mysterious aspect of the human body. Then, enjoy the big surprise when the discussion winds up in the doctor's library.

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Lup Dup, Lup Dup, Lup Dup. Just what makes that mysterious noise in
your chest day and night, night and day? And how does the heart
actually work, anyway? This bright and colorful picturebook on the
heart and how blood flows through your body is based on a real
question-and-answer session between world-renowned cardiologist Dr. J.
Willis Hurst and his inquisitive young grandson. Every answer in the
book is "kid-certified" Dr. Hurst made sure his grandson understood
each explanation before he put it in the book. The result is a fun
exploration of a mysterious aspect of our bodies that will fascinate
readers of every age...from 8 to 80.

About the Author:

J. Willis Hurst, M.D., is the author of McGraw-Hill's classic medical textbook, The Heart, a best seller which has been translated into five foreign languages. Former professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Hurst was president of the American Heart Association in 1972. Stuart Hurst, his inquisitive grandson, was 10-years-old when this book was started.

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J. Willis Hurst, Stuart D. Hurst
Published by McGraw-Hill (1998)
ISBN 10: 0070318298 ISBN 13: 9780070318298
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070318298

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