Inside the Human Body

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Gareth Stevens Pub., 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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An Inside Look is specially designed to explore the natural forces and amazing technology that shape our universe. Each volume takes readers on a remarkable adventure into an important part of our world. Striking, full-color illustrations complement a fact-filled text. Inviting two-page spreads offer many access points for readers to explore intriguing concepts. The abundance of easily understandable, cutting-edge information makes these large-format books invaluable references.Ever wonder why you get a scab after you cut yourself, why you sweat, or what our ears have to do with our balance? If so, you're in luck. Inside the Human Body answers these questions and more as it delves into the insides of the human body, discussing in length each of the body's major systems and how they work together to make each of us a unique individual.

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I'm terribly concerned about the kind of information this book is giving to impressionable young minds. In an older copy of the book I found, the section on reproduction implies that sexual intercourse is concluded upon the man achieving orgasm. The woman is completely eliminated from the act apart from being a vaginal receptacle for the penis. I won't even begin to go over the hetero-centric implications this book has. Overall this is not a book I would want my children to read and I'm appalled by it's lack of information with regards to the female orgasm and non-heterosexual sex.  

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The Heart
12
Muscles
18
The Liver and Kidneys
24
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