Synopses & Reviews
A bold, accessible, illustrated guide that delivers real scientific information on how the body works with a healthy side of fun facts and trivia.
If you've ever searched the Internet for information on that odd rash on your arm, advice to help you get the best night's sleep, or tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season, you know there is skill to sorting fiction from scientific fact.
How the Body Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations to demystify all the complex processes that keep our bodies alive and thriving -- from the basic building blocks of the body -- our cells -- to skin, muscles, and bones and the ways in which our many parts work together.
Learn about the senses, how we read faces and body language, nutrition and immunity, the brain, sleep, memory, dreams, and much more. Each chapter takes you through a new body system and includes surprising facts like there are no muscles in the fingers and toes and by the time you finish reading this sentence, 50 million of your cells will have died and been replaced.
With How the Body Works, you'll understand the how and why as well as be wowed by the astonishing ways our bodies work.
This book takes you on the ultimate anatomical adventure around your own body, revealing how little you know about yourself in mind-blowing depth and detail.
As part of the best-selling How Things Work series, this biological bonanza uses dynamic graphics, simple science, and accessible text to explore and explain this tricky subject as never before.
If you've ever wondered why your blood is red, how your reflexes work, what makes you feel dizzy, and where exactly are the butterflies in your tummy, then wonder no more. The answers to all these questions and many others are included in this essential visual guide. From body basics to advanced anatomy, How the Body Works introduces all your weird and wonderful parts and processes, alongside fascinating facts and easy explanations across hundreds of pages.
Guaranteed to get your brain in gear, you'll get to know your physical self in terms of cells, skin, bones, and blood, as well as getting to grips with your emotional side in the psychology of emotions, memories, and dreams.
Understand how our bodies keep us alive and thriving with How the Body Works.