The Human Body & Environment

The Human Body & Environment

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If someone dropped you on the moon without an astronaut's equipment, what would happen? You'd die, of course. The human body depends on its environment. This engaging four-volume set, written at the sixth- through eighth-grade reading level, examines our bodies' inseparable relationship with the environment. Each volume presents the parts of a particular body system and how they work, things that go wrong and how they're treated, how the environment affects the particular body system and impacts our health, controversial environmental issues (where applicable), and changes individuals and groups are making to fix environmental problems and restore health. Our body has miles of nerves that carry instructions from the brain to keep the body functioning. Our sensory organs help us interact with the world through sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. The reproductive system helps us grow from childhood to adulthood, and enables us to have our own children. Yet pollution, radiation, and other environmental hazards can damage these systems. This volume covers how these dynamic systems work properly, how the environment impacts their operation, and how doctors and therapists work to maintain and treat them.show more

Product details

  • Book | 4 pages
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • 0313325626
  • 9780313325625