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Title:
The miracle of life
Author:
Parramón, Mercè.
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Uniform Title:
Maravilla de la vida. English
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 0.5 29611.
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ISBN:
9780791021309
Format :
Book

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-- Investigates nature's hidden processes -- Outlines the most important functions of the human body and plant life in fascinating detail -- Exceptional color illustrations -- Includes an experiments section Contains a complete introduction to the male and female reproductive systems.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Yet another title in the flood of anatomy books crossing the Atlantic, this Spanish import can be passed over by most libraries. While the full-color illustrations are striking, the text is a mere recitation of facts; it is often choppy, usually boring, and frequently incomplete. Tacked on at the end is a discussion of heredity, which falls under the heading of ``How We Develop,'' and is paired with the suggestion that one find a pregnant family member or close friend, put one's ear to that person's abdomen, and listen for the baby's heartbeat. Print is tiny, and illustrations are often labeled with letters or numbers that are repeated in the caption, forcing readers to search around the page to figure out what they're looking at. And while a double-page spread is devoted to the placenta, it is neither identified nor clearly defined in the text.-Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.