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.
What makes Earth so special? Find out why our little planet is the perfect place for life to flourish in Life As We Know It.
Life As We Know It goes back four billion years to a time when the earth was barely inhabitable, exploring the amazing story of how everything came to be despite the nearly impossible, hostile conditions that existed.
Discover the six building blocks for all living things, unzip the DNA ladder, learn about the six different kingdom classifications, and more. Find out how 8.7 million species of plants and animals came from one single cell, and see how codependent Earth's delicate ecosystem is, with every organism and every living thing essential to sustain life.
Broken up into manageable chapters from the smallest cells to the huge "Are we really alone in the Universe?" question, this refreshed paperback edition of Life As We Know It explains complex scientific ideas with highly visual pages that have clear text for middle-grade students. Spanning the beginning of the universe to modern day, Life As We Know It celebrates everything we know--and even what we don't know--about life.
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
Can a screwdriver drive away an itchy spot?
What's the difference between a virus and
an allergy or a pimple and a wart? Dr. Fred Ehrlich explains all about ills, chills, what makes us snivel and feel sore; and how doctors, treatments, and processes inside us can handle our bodies' ick-ness and sickness. But, you CAN'T find any of these fixer-uppers . . . in a toolbox
Here are the basic facts about the complex and amazing machine that is the human body. Hundreds of practical, safe experiments help the whole family learn by doing. An educational and entertaining way to learn the secrets of the body.
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.
Is there anything more splendid than a baby's skin? Cocoa-brown, cinnamon, peaches and cream. As children grow, their clever skin does, too, enjoying hugs and tickles, protecting them inside and out, and making them one of a kind. Fran Manushkin's rollicking text and Lauren Tobia's delicious illustrations paint a breezy and irresistible picture of the human family -- and how wonderful it is to be just who you are.