50 Body Questions: Book that Spills its Guts
Is blood thicker than water? Can your bowels really affect your brain? How did pirates perish? These and other unique questions are answered in this entertaining and slightly silly book. Cartoon graphics, tongue-in-cheek quips, historical background and hands-on activities will appeal to the science fan and the reluctant learner in your family. Glossary and index. Pb. 104 pgs. ~ Deanne
Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimenYOU!Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our bodies are masterful machines of intricate design that perform amazing feats daily.The fifth book in Annicks successful 50 Questions series guides readers through the details of how our bodies function, from the miracles of genetics, to immune cells shaped like sea monsters.With her engaging, lucid style, Lloyd Kyi incorporates recent scientific research to explain our bodys complex workings. Kids will love finding the answers to questions such as:
- Do blood cells travel single file? (In our capillaries, blood cells have to squeeze through one at a time.)
- How is your spine like a racetrack? (Messages race down the nerves in your spinal cord faster than a NASCAR driver.)
- Is your brain like plastic? (Your brains ability to change is called plasticity.)
- Are there aliens inside you? (The invasion of microscopic living organisms started the moment you were born.)
Youll discover how people avoided epidemics in ancient Pakistan and why your goldfish can see things you cant. Hilarious illustrations will keep kids laughing as they learn.