Gem Human Body

Gem Human Body

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The "Collins Gem Guide to the Human Body" is an illustrated guide to the human body and its functions intended for readers of all ages. The book is divided into six main sections each looking at various aspects of the body which range from the body in perspective, body systems, starting life, staying healthy, when things go wrong and the ageing body. Created by the Diagram Visual Information Group, this book can be used by both school students and the general public.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 17 x 80mm | 85g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 30 b&w line drawings
  • 000458953X
  • 9780004589534

Table of contents

Part 1 Body in perspective: evolving life; evolving humankind; human animal comparisons; body size and shapes; climatic adaptations; life expectancy. Part 2 Body systems: the body analyzed; major systems; skeletal system; muscular system; skin, nails and hair; nervous system; respiratory system; circulatory system; digestive system; urinary system; endocrine system; reproductive system. Part 3 Starting life: conception; pregnancy; childbirth; genetic factors; growing up. Part 4 Staying healthy: the food we need; ideal weights; personal hygiene; posture and exercise; sleep. Part 5 When things go wrong: infectious agents; body defences; bones and joints; headaches; circulatory problems; digestive problems; respiratory disorders; ear problems; eye problems; skin and hair problems; urinary disorders; hormone problems; organ transplants. Part 6 The ageing body: visible changes after 60; declining abilities; keeping age at bay.show more