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Movers & Shapers

Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Macnair, Patricia Ann (Book - 2004)
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The most astonishing and complex organism on Earth--the human body--is explored in this dynamic new series. A dazzling array of specialized photography and state-of-the-art digital illustrations reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that call our skin home and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Each book includes a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links. Bones, muscles, and joints give the human body shape and structure. They also enable us to perform a wide range of movements, from smiling to dancing. Movers and Shapers peels away our outer layers and reveals how the musculoskeletal system works so efficiently and effectively. Along the way, the reader is shown how limbs move, why exercise is vital to keep our muscles and joints in good working order, and how bones heal.
Authors: Macnair, Patricia Ann, 1958-
Title: Movers & shapers
bones, muscles, and joints
Publisher: Boston : Kingfisher, 2004
Characteristics: 40 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Macnair ; consultant, Richard Walker
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Movement and support
Bony framework
The joints
How joints move
Bendable body parts
Muscles that get you moving
The skull
The face
Skeleton secrets
Spine and ribs
Legs and feet
Artificial limbs
The story of a broken bone
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ISBN: 0753457911
Branch Call Number: j 612.7 M169m 2004
Subject Headings: Bones Juvenile literature Muscular system Human mechanics Juvenile literature Musculoskeletal system Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Bones
Muscular system
Human mechanics
Musculoskeletal system
LCCN: 2003027315
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