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About the book
A bold, accessible, illustrated guide that delivers real scientific information on how the body works with a healthy side of fun facts and trivia.
If you've ever searched the Internet for information on that odd rash on your arm, advice to help you get the best night's sleep, or tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season, you know there is skill to sorting fiction from scientific fact.
How the Body Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations to demystify all the complex processes that keep our bodies alive and thriving — from the basic building blocks of the body — our cells — to skin, muscles, and bones and the ways in which our many parts work together.
Learn about the senses, how we read faces and body language, nutrition and immunity, the brain, sleep, memory, dreams, and much more. Each chapter takes you through a new body system and includes surprising facts like "there are no muscles in the fingers and toes" and "by the time you finish reading this sentence, 50 million of your cells will have died and been replaced."
With How the Body Works, you'll understand the how and why as well as be wowed by the astonishing ways our bodies work.
I’ve always been fascinated with how the human body works. This time around DK has published a great book to explain about the facts about the human body you have always wanted to discover without necessarily google it. This book will provide a ton of information about our body and how its intricated parts work together.
The tables of content will start highlight all the areas covered in this book. The first section will highlight everything regarding the cell and how it works as well a genes, stem cells and DNA. The second part of the book explores everything concerning the biggest organ – the skin – as well as the bones. The third section of the book will specifically cover the muscles and the brain. The fourth section is specifically oriented toward all our senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. The fifth section of the book covers the heart as well as the lungs and will highlights all you ever wanted to know about it. The sixth section will cover the digestive systems and how it is necessary to provide food to our body. The seventh section gears mostly on diseases, immune system and how to stay healthy. The eight section covers hormones and diabetes. The ninth section will be all about the reproductive systems and finally the tenth section highlights the emotions, sleep and memories.
Each pages of this book includes not only information about specific subjects but also numerous illustrations to demonstrate and visualize how the different parts of our body work in order to allow us to live.
I find this book to be a great reference to have at home and learn more about our bodies. It is always interesting to expand our knowledge on the human body and this book will indeed explain things that maybe your own doctor cannot explain properly for you. This book is definitively something to have in your personal library and the kind of book that you can go back to anytime you desire.
How the Body Works is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
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