A full-color, illustrated guide to the human body and how it functions explains how humans replace and repair body parts and many other fascinating facts and illuminates how the body operates, regenerates, and heals.
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Gr. 4^-7. Human anatomy books for this age group abound, but this one approaches the topic from the point of view of the brain. Following a brief history of medicine, Parker offers a detailed discussion of the central nervous system. He then describes the other body systems, emphasizing the brain's role in controlling each. For every function, there are illustrated double-page spreads, with short paragraphs on several subtopics. Within each section, there are subsections called "Spare-Part Surgery" and "Spies on Your Insides," describing, respectively, artificial devices that can replace body parts and modern techniques for examining the body. Although the cartoon-style illustrations and a few flip captions ("low-fat, high-fiber French fry" ) may put off some adults, the book is packed with information and has lots of kid appeal. Kay Weisman
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Book Description Book House, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11190671469X