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Body : bones, muscle, blood and other body bits
Walker, Richard.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

Format :


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QP37 .W1949 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Author Notes

Dr. Richard Walker has taught biology at the high-school and college levels, and is the author of many biological books
Dr. Gabrielle Murphy is a specialist in infection and immunology, a medical consultant, and an author

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Body Basicsp. 8
Meat and Bonesp. 14
Sensational Sensesp. 22
Brain Powerp. 30
Blood Supplyp. 38
Food Processorp. 44
Deep Breathp. 52
Balancing Actp. 58
Skin Deepp. 64
Running Repairsp. 72
Life Storyp. 78
Reference Sectionp. 85
Indexp. 94
Creditsp. 96