- Age Range: 9 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 7
- Series: Knowledge Encyclopedias
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: DK Children (August 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1465462392
- ISBN-13: 978-1465462398
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.9 x 12.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 63 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) Hardcover – August 1, 2017
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The human body is almost entirely covered in a layer of skin and hair for protection and warmth. Together, the skin and hair form the body's largest sensory organ, with an advanced array of sensors that give the brain detailed data about the body's surroundings.
New generations of doctors and scientists build on the breakthroughs of the past. Today, we know more than ever before about how our bodies work, but there is still a lot to discover.
Blood circulates endlessly through the human body to keep it alive. This fluid contains trillions of cells and countless chemicals, all floating in watery plasma. Blood is pumped by the heart through a network of blood vessels to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and other essential substances to cells.
Arm and Elbow
Walking on two legs has freed our arms up to evolve a huge range of movements. The shoulder joint is the basis for arm flexibility, but the hinged elbow joint provides even more movement.
Food and Nutrition
Nutrition is the food your body needs to grow, move, and keep all its parts working. The body can make some of the substances it needs, but the rest have to come from the food we eat. The digestive system breaks food down into simple chemicals called nutrients that the body can use.
Ankle and Foot
The ankles and feet must carry the weight of the rest of the body. They work together like a spring, pushing off from the ground during running or jumping, and acting as shock absorbers for landing.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
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I highly recommend this book. My kids are having a blast with their newfound fascination for the human body... and I'm glad it has replaced their previous favorite topic (sewers).