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Human body
Parker, Steve.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Text and illustrations present information on the parts of the body and how they work.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.6 1.0 11066.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.3 3 Quiz: 16371 Guided reading level: NR.


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QP37 .P269 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Originally published in England in 2004, these books marry vibrant photos and drawings to brief explanations of numerous broad topics and subtopics. Spreads include an introduction, fact boxes, and Web site suggestions. Entries are laid out on a background grid that has coordinates and include cross-references to the coordinates of other entries. The references are at times on a facing page or have a weak connection. The "Amazing Facts" running along the bottom of the pages usually lack closing punctuation and are easy to miss and difficult to read as they are set in black type on a dark background. Discovering Science discusses states of matter, elements, electricity, heat, sound, force and motion, time, and more. Actinium is missing from the periodic table. Ozone is "Oxone." The "Amazing Fact" that "Scientists recently discovered that they can make objects travel faster than light" is commonly understood to be impossible, including by the Web site to which readers are referred on the same page. Students won't find a discussion of the scientific method here either. In Human Body, an adult kidney is compared to a "small boxing glove-about 6 cm long." Inventions covers farming, the textile industry, medicine, communications, and so on. The information in these titles can sometimes be misleading.-S. McClendon, Friends School of Atlanta, Decatur, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The human bodyp. 6
In the image of the godsp. 8
Discussion and dissectionp. 10
The microscopic bodyp. 12
The body's frameworkp. 14
Inside bonesp. 16
Joints between bonesp. 18
The body's musclesp. 20
The moving bodyp. 22
Breathing to livep. 24
Inside the lungsp. 26
The heartp. 28
Blood circulationp. 30
The bloodp. 32
Eating and digestionp. 34
Stomach, liver, and intestinesp. 36
Getting rid of wastesp. 38
Body chemistryp. 40
Males and femalesp. 42
A new lifep. 44
Birth and babyp. 46
Growth and developmentp. 48
Skin and touchp. 50
Eyes and seeingp. 52
Ears and hearingp. 54
Smell and tastep. 56
The nervous systemp. 58
The brainp. 60
Inside the brainp. 62
Indexp. 64