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The head and neck : learning how we use our muscles
Oleksy, Walter G., 1930-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2002.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
A discussion of the anatomy of the head and neck, the muscles and skeletal structure that allow movement, and the vitally important sense organs.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.5 1.0 57313.
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Home Location
Central Library QM535 .O43 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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The muscles of the head and neck play many roles. They control the movements of the head and focus our sense organs. They help us to chew and swallow our food, control our facial expressions, and convey our emotions to others.

Author Notes

Walter Oleksy Walter Oleksy is a freelance writer who has written several books on computer careers. He has also written biographies of Christopher Reeve, Princess Diana, and James Dean, as well as a new book on the Phillipines. His next biography will be about Leonardo DiCaprio. He lives in a suburb of Chicago with his dog Max.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-9. Books in the new 3-D Library of the Human Body focus closely on anatomy: the structures that make up each part or system and how they work. Each book begins with an interesting preface on a topic related to the whole series, such as "Comparative Anatomy" in Eye and "The Founder of Modern Nursing" (Florence Nightingale) in Heart. The books require attentive reading for full understanding, but the typeface is reader friendly. Eye describes the eye itself, the muscles that move and shape it, and the parts of the nervous system that make sight possible. The book ends with discussion of stereoscopic and color vision, as well as common ocular disorders. Heart examines the mechanics of the double pump that is the human heart, the circulatory system, and the renal and pulmonary systems' ability to clean and oxygenate the blood. The striking illustrations, computer graphics based on scans of actual bodies, are remarkable in their realistic representation and ability to show what the body looks like internally and how specific parts operate. Good labels and diagrams enhance the presentation. Each book ends with a glossary, a bibliography, a list of organizations, and other sources of information. Check the Series Roundup in this issue for more volumes in the series. --Carolyn Phelan

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