The secret life of the human body: uncover the hidden workings of your body
Getting to know just how intricate and fascinating our bodies are.
Most of us take our body for granted and are never aware of its amazing capabilities. The Secret Life of the Human Body reveals just how intricate and fascinating our body is.Using offbeat illustrations and concise text, the book examines the symphony of interconnections and interdependences that keeps us alive. For example, there are seven octillion atoms making up the human body distributed among the organs, tissues, nerves, fibers, fluids and more which ensure that the entire system runs smoothly as we go about our daily life, totally unaware. How many of us know that the body has 15 "other senses" or that our eyes are capable of seeing the Andromeda galaxy 2.5 million light years away? The Secret Life of the Human Body takes us under our skin to discover a world we take for granted. The chapters are: 1. An inventory of what you're made of 2. The perfect world of the cardiovascular system -- Get to know your own heart; Mapping your blood vessels 3. The hidden world of hormones and enzymes -- How enzymes speed up processes in the body; The crucial role of hormones 4. Breath and fueling muscles 5. Musculoskeletal secrets 6. Digestive tract and what lies within 7. The battleground of your immune system -- Antibodies and how they protect your body; The amazing spleen 8. The senses 9. Skin, hair, nails 10. When things go wrong -- What causes disease and how our bodies counteract it; Vaccination and eradicating illnesses 11. Future health -- Curing HIV and other "incurable" diseases 12. Technology and the future of medicine -- 3D-printing of organs for transplant; surgery by ultrasound. We all love to learn something about ourselves, about our body, how it works and what happens when it doesn't work. Readers of all ages and interests will discover fascinating facts and come to appreciate the wonder of their body... and perhaps take better care of it.
The Secret Life of... series unlocks the fascinating workings behind subjects such as mathematics, biology, linguistics, chemistry and genetics, to give readers a practical introduction and insights into the underlying stories and facts. Fully illustrated and packed with quirky illustrations and helpful diagrams, these books are sure to pique the curiosity of anyone who's ever thought, "I wonder how that works..."
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|Grouping Title||secret life of the human body uncover the hidden workings of your body|
|Grouping Author||clancy john|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-21 04:36:52AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-07-21 04:41:16AM|
|available_at_aacpl||Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, Riviera Beach Library, Severna Park Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Crofton Library - Nonfiction, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Nonfiction, Glen Burnie Library - Nonfiction, Riviera Beach Library - Nonfiction, Severna Park Library - Nonfiction|
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|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Crofton Library, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, Glen Burnie Library, Riviera Beach Library, Severna Park Library|
|record_details||ils:a1566700|Book|Books||English|Firefly Books,|2018.|192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm|
|subject_facet||Human body, Human body -- Popular works, Human physiology -- Popular works|
|title_display||The secret life of the human body : uncover the hidden workings of your body|
|title_full||The secret life of the human body : uncover the hidden workings of your body / John Clancy|
|title_short||The secret life of the human body :|
|title_sub||uncover the hidden workings of your body|
|topic_facet||Human body, Human physiology|