The Heart: Our Circulatory System [SCM]
(From Amazon): The heart is a most incredible pump. About the size of a fist and weighing only about as much as one of your sneakers, in an average lifetime a heart will beat over two thousand million times without stopping for rest or repair. The heart pushes a stream of blood through sixty thousand miles of arteries, capillaries, and veins, a journey that carries nutrients and oxygen to every cell in your body.In stunning photographs that will amaze you with their beauty and color, you will also learn about bacteria-eating white blood cells, blood-clotting platelets, and the spongy marrow tissue, where every second three million red blood cells are made.In The Heart, award-winning author Seymour Simon begins an exciting series that explores one of the most amazing mysteries in the universe- the human body. join him on a journey as strange and wonderful as any voyage to the stars.
- Resource Type
- Print Status
- In Print
- Suggested Grades
- 4th - 6th
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