The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia

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Kingfisher, Sep 1, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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This informative and activity-filled reference introduces younger children to human biology in a lively and accessible way. The book's thematic structure makes it easy for young readers to understand the various systems and organs that make up the body. Dozens of activities and experiments, including - Keeping a food diary (to analyze diet) - provide children with the opportunity to reinforce newly learned information. Full-color spreads address the questions that fascinate children, such as: What are we made of?, Why do we need to sleep?, and How do we breathe? A reference section at the back of the book includes a glossary, an index, and an 'Amazing facts' section. Special Features: Over 1,000 appealing, colorful photographs and illustrations. Clear and easy-to-understand definitions. Related activities and projects. Vocabulary carefully chosen for the 5-8 yr. reading level. Cross-references encourage further exploration.

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Gr 3-5-Earning high marks for visual appeal, this introduction to human anatomy features photos of bright-faced children posed on every page, along with plenty of informative, color-enhanced views of ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Richard Walker is an award-winning author of books about natural history and human biology for both children and adults, including Kingfisher Knowledge: Microscopic Life. He has a Ph.D. in zoology. As a former biology teacher he has a practical understanding of the importance of accessible reference materials. Dr. Roy Palmer qualified in medicine at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital in London, England, and holds an honors degree in physiological sciences from Oxford University. Dr. Palmer has worked in several fields of hospital medicine and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK.

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