50 Body Questions

A Book That Spills Its Guts
Kyi, Tanya Lloyd (Book - 2014)
50 Body Questions
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Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen -- YOU! 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 Annick's 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 body's 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 brain's ability to change is called "plasticity.") Can your lungs take a hike? (Your lungs and blood vessels adapt to altitude changes.) Are there aliens inside you? (The invasion of microscopic living organisms started the moment you were born.) You'll discover how people avoided epidemics in ancient Pakistan and why your goldfish can see things you can't. Hilarious illustrations will keep kids laughing as they learn.
Authors: Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973-
Title: 50 body questions
a book that spills its guts
Publisher: Toronto :, Annick Press,, [2014]
Characteristics: 105 pages :,color illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Local Note: 53 60 69 71 74 76 80 118 148 149 150 152 153 172 173 175 210 242 250 263
Additional Contributors: Kinnaird, Ross
Alternate Title: Fifty body questions
ISBN: 1554516137
Statement of Responsibility: Tanya Lloyd Kyi ; illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-101) and index.
Subject Headings: Social medicine History Juvenile literature. Human biology Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Social medicine
Human biology
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The human body is an amazing creation.

With more than 200 bones and 500 muscles, our body is more versatile, varied and intricate than any machine ever made. Even raising an eyebrow – a small movement - requires the coordination of all of the fifty muscles and fourteen bones that make up the human face.

The brain, which coordinates the body’s movements, is especially complicated and intricate, with billions upon billions of cells. Performing many actions simultaneously, it controls our heart rate, ensures that we breathe regularly, keeps our body at a stable temperature, and decodes messages sent by our senses - all as we are engaged in other activities such as playing games, learning or reading. Talk about multi-tasking!

Did you know that over half of our bones are concentrated in our hands, wrists, ankles and feet? Did you know that our spines as well as our tongues have taste receptors, and that messages passing through the nerves in our spinal cord are faster than a NASCAR racer on a track?

Did you know that our bodies contain “killer cells”?

No doubt about it: the human body is fascinating as well as amazing! This informative question-and-answer format book is accompanied by humorous illustrations on each page.


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