Explore the fascinating world of the human body—from the skeleton to the tiny cells that make the body work.
Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the amazing workings of the human body. Superb color photography of anatomical models and microscopic views, along with clear diagrams and historical artworks, offers a unique "eyewitness" view of the discoveries that have changed our understanding of the human body.
how leeches were used by medieval doctors • what a human cell contains • how X-rays work • how muscles help us to move • why we have fingerprints • what is inside our bones • how food is digested • why we are able to talk
how the skeleton is put together • why blood is red • what each part of the brain controls • how acupuncture works • what makes us yawn • how the body reacts to seal a wound • why our noses run when we cry • how hairs help us to smell
how scientists first studied anatomy • why we sweat • how our lungs could cover the area of a tennis court • what causes diabetes • how the heart beats • why ears "pop" • how babies grow in the womb • what gives us a sense of touch • how we see
and much, much more!
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