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Human Body (Eyewitness Guides) Hardcover – 1 Oct 1998

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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd; New edition edition (1 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751361429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751361421
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 1 x 28.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 733,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking and highly informative guide to the amazing workings of the human body.

Superb colour photography of anatomical models and microscopic views, along with clear diagrams and historical artworks, offer 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 he area of a tennis court
  • what causes diabetes
  • how the heart beats
  • why our ears "pop"
  • how babies grow in the womb
  • what gives us a sense of touch
  • how we see and much, much more...


  • The human body
  • In the image of the gods
  • Discussion and dissection
  • The microscopic body
  • The body's framework
  • Inside bones
  • Joints between bones
  • The body's muscles
  • The moving body
  • Breathing to live
  • Inside the lungs
  • The heart
  • Blood circulation
  • The blood
  • Eating and digesting
  • Stomach, liver and intestines
  • Getting rid of waste
  • Body chemistry
  • Males and females
  • A new life
  • Birth and baby
  • Growth and development
  • Skin and touch
  • Eyes and seeing
  • Ears and hearing
  • Smell and taste
  • The nervous system
  • The brain
  • Inside the brain
  • Index

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