The Human Body

The Human Body

The Story of How We Protect, Repair, and Make Ourselves Stronger

Book - 2015
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The science and inventions that make us who we are . . . literally! Did you know the first blood transfusions were between people and lambs? Or that the first prosthetic hand with a hook was created so a French soldier could hold the reins of his horse in battle? Or that scientists recentlyagrewaa nose'a Invention & Impact , an exciting new series from PYRG-Smithsonian, introduces young readers to experiments, discoveries, and breakthroughs such as these, which have huge impacts on our world. aDesigned with exciting aimages from the Smithsonian's vast collections,aeach highly visual book in theaseries starts with a big idea and then explores that concept through specific objects that give kids the micro and meta picture on how inventions and ideas connect over time. The debut book in the series looks at one of the most complex systems on planet Earth- the human body. From artificial eyeballs to aspirin to 3-D printed body parts,aThe Human Bodyaprofiles the objects that scientists and tinkerers throughout history have invented (or cobbled together) to protect, repair, or improve our physical selves. And there are plenty of fascinating stories behind these objects!
Audience: Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2015.
ISBN: 9780451476432
Branch Call Number: J 610 New
Characteristics: 112 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.


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