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

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Text and illustrations present information on the parts of the body and how they work.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780789448835

9780789461827

9780789467218
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library QP37 .P269 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-This introduction to anatomy and physiology features double-page spreads loaded with good-quality, full-color photographs and informative captions. Rather than providing in-depth looks at any one topic, the material presented is limited to two-to-three sentence ``bites.'' Overviews of the major systems and organs are included, as are simple activities that children can perform on their own or with minimal help. The text is peppered with examples of common bodily occurrences, such as experiencing ``pins and needles'' and stomach rumbles. Photographs of a variety of youngsters performing tasks or illustrating points appear throughout, complemented by photos or diagrams of body parts. The tone is conversational, but the text requires competence on the part of readers. Definitions are made within the text; there is no glossary. Use this book in conjunction with Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen's The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body (Scholastic, 1989) and Gilda Berger's The Human Body (Doubleday, 1989).-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.


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

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