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Why Do I Get a Sunburn?: And Other Questions about Skin (Body Matters)
Synopses & Reviews
The mysteries of sneezes, sunburns, itches, toothaches, and more are solved in this colorful series about the human body. Accessible questions and fascinating facts introduce the reader to how the human body works, what can go wrong with it, and how it repairs itself.
Why does your face get red when you exercise? What causes people to have curly or straight hair? What are goose bumps? Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body. Discover what freckles are, why hair grows mostly on our heads, why it doesn't hurt to cut your nails, and more.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Table of Contents
What does my skin do? --Why does my skin flake? --How thick-skinned am I? --Why do I get sunburn? --What are freckles? --Why do I get red when I am too hot? --What causes goose bumps? --Why does hair grow thickest on my head? --Why do people have different colored hair? --Why doesn't it hurt when I cut my nails? --Which part of my skin is the most sensitive?
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