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Title:
Cells : amazing forms and functions
Author:
Young, John K.
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, 1990.
Physical Description:
111 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Explores the various cells in the human body and describes how each is best suited to carry out its particular function.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9780531108802
Format :
Book

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Summary

Explores the various cells in the human body and describes how each is best suited to carry out its particular function.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. An adult human body contains some 100 trillion cells that originated from the merging of a sperm and an egg. In lay language, Young, a professor of biology, takes a look at some of these cells and how they function. He includes a simple explanation of cells and a general history of scientific knowledge about them, harking back to the first recorded cell observation made by Robert Hooke in 1665. He then explores their diversity, focusing in turn on common types, special cells and molecules, unusual epithelial cells, and nerve cells. Numerous black-and-white photographs and diagrams add visual perspective to an understandable introduction, recommended for most science collections. A glossary, list of further readings, and an index are included. ~--Patricia Braun


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-- Two books that are clearly written, current, and well organized for student research. Arnold covers the anatomy and physiology of the heart and the circulatory system, as well as defects and infections. The role of diet, enzymes, and heredity associated with cholesterol levels in the body are clearly spelled out; certain misconceptions about diet and cholesterol control are dispelled. Arnold describes those factors that place people at risk for heart disease, indicting smoking as a major factor that can be eliminated. She concludes with chapters on diagnosing and treating heart disease and a look into the future. Young begins with a history of cell biology and includes brief profiles of pioneers in the field. He also discusses the more common types of cells and gives clear descriptions of the processes of cell division. Compelling chapters follow on unusual cells whose organization are designed to provide a very specific function. Researchers will find the description of the relationship between thymic nurse cells and lymphocytes critical to their understanding of the disease process of HIV and AIDS. Unfortunately, not all of the italicized words are included in the brief glossary. Black-and-white diagrams and photographs generally enhance both texts. However, Arnold refers to one figure that is not in evidence. Good purchases for curricula including health and disease components. --Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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