This book provides insightful, easy-to-follow answers to children's questions about the brain accompanied by fun, enlightening photographs. We use our brains every day, but how do they actually control our thoughts, our movements, and our feelings? Does the brain turn itself off at night? Can people who research the brain read minds? In That's What You Think , experts respond to 80 questions posed by children about the brain. Their answers explore how our brains develop, what they are made of, and how they work. They reveal astounding information and facts not only about the human brain, but also about the gray matter of earthworms, ants, and sperm whales. The images created by Jan von Holleben capture our personal control rooms in action--as we taste, get scared, study, juggle, and sleepwalk. These fun, enlightening photographs clearly demonstrate that even when we do nothing at all, our brains are hard at work.
Within every drop of pond water lurks an invisible world, alive with an amazing variety of microscopic animals. And with the help of this book and a microscope, you can bring these tiny creatures into focus and discover the ways in which they live.
You'll trace the path of a blob-like amoeba as it stretches out its pseudopods to hunt and gobble up its prey, and you'll see the life-or-death water ballet of a slipper-shaped paramecium as it swims away from its mortal enemy, the pincushion-shaped suctorian. You'll also meet the euglena, classified as both plant and animal; the rotifer, a creature with two wheels of whirling hairlike projections that help it move by squeezing in and out like an accordion; and the incredible hydra, a fearsome bully that constantly threatens other small animals with its crown of grasping tentacles.
With this book, your key to the world of single-celled organisms, you'll learn fascinating lessons about how these strange animals eat, reproduce, and defend themselves. Enter their microscopic domain and see for yourself
Basher Science: Biology, Life As We Know It created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:
Nature's building blocks have never been more sociable than in this newest offering from the creators of The Periodic Table and Physics. From cells to DNA, from viruses to mammals, from chlorophyll to flowers and fruit, and including the human body's parts and systems, Biology is a single volume BIO101 course. Distinctive characters, a creative pallette, and straight- forward text make it all clear--and fun
There are millions of different kinds of plants and animals living on the earth, and millions more have lived here in the past. Where did they all come from? Why have some become extinct and others lived on?
What lived on Earth before us, who is still with us, and what prompts evolutionary change? In this remarkable picture book, Steve Jenkins uses his signature eye-popping art to answer these questions and explore the fascinating history of life on earth and the awe-inspiring story of evolution.
Ever wondered what it would be like to shrink down to the size of a pea and explore your own insides? Now's your chance This extraordinary, unique book takes you on just such a fantastic journey. Discover the slippery, slimy stomach and the walls of the intestines bristling with millions of tiny fingers. Then shrink even more and slip into the bloodstream. You'll visit some incredible places inside your liver, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain. a journey of a lifetime.
Shares awesome, disgusting, and unusual facts about the human body through conversational text and creative images. It's time to take fun fact and trivia books to a whole new level with awesome, disgusting, and unusual facts that kids will rush to share with their friends. Through closely leveled text, readers will find themselves laughing and learning.
The ultimate guide to every bone in your body.
Did you know bones are 75% water? Or that humans and giraffes both have just seven vertebrae in their necks? Learn more amazing facts in The Skeleton Book.
Full of incredible computer-generated 3-D images, children can explore the bones of the body in great detail. Find out how the skeleton is flexible enough to make the body agile but provides support and strength to the body. Bones are stronger than steel, gram for gram, but are five times lighter and ten times more elastic.
The Skeleton Book works down from the skull to the toes so that each one of the 206 bones are fully explored. This book also uses comparison to animal skeletons to help kids understand more about their bones and show how the human skeleton is unique. Explore the future of skeletons through modern prosthetics and see how 3-D printing can help people with missing limbs.
With an embossed cover and a pull out five-foot skeleton poster inside the book, The Skeleton Book gives perspective for kids to study a life-size version of the human skeleton.
An introduction to the inner workings of the human body brimming with fascinating facts and full-color photos and illustrations that make anatomy accessible and fun for children ages 8-12.
What's going on inside your insides? From the skeleton to muscles and blood flow and respiration, kids can discover how all parts of the human body fit and work together. Readers can answer quiz questions to make learning interactive and fun, and try out prompted activities to learn even more. This book also includes information on sleep, going to the doctor and dentist, and body language. A glossary at the back of the book highlights key words to enhance retention.
With First Human Body Encyclopedia, kids will become human body experts in no time.