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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessitfor more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
The Basics of the Human Body by Anne Wanjie (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-07-15
This is a stunningly comprehensive roadmap to the human body, and a vividly compelling account of the long history of the study of anatomy and the many breakthroughs that inform our current notions of the human body, health, and disease. Equally intriguing are the cutting-edge research, treatments, and procedures that continue to advance our understanding of the body, its possibilities, and its limitations including: the systems of the body, digestion and excretion, blood and circulation, breathing, muscles and bones, the nervous system, the senses and health and the immune system. Full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams, archival images, and intriguing fact-filled sidebars, make this a resource that is perfectly suited to both the biology classroom and the high-interest section of the library. In addition, this is a superb text to use when integrating the Common Core curriculum standards for the reading of scientific texts. It satisfies all the relevant reading standards pertaining to key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, range of reading, and level of text complexity.
The Circulatory System by World Book, Inc Staff (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2013-12-01
"A graphic nonfiction volume that introduces the circulatory system of the human body"--
The circulatory system serves to move blood to a site or sites where it can be oxygenated, and where wastes can be disposed. Circulation then serves to bring newly oxygenated blood to the tissues of the body. As oxygen and other chemicals diffuse out of the blood cells and into the fluid surrounding the cells of the body's tissues, waste produces diffuse into the blood cells to be carried away. Blood circulates through organs such as the liver and kidneys where wastes are removed, and back to the lungs for a fresh dose of oxygen. And then the process repeats itself. This process of circulation is necessary for continued life of the cells, tissues and even of the whole organisms. Before we talk about the heart, we should give a brief background of the two broad types of circulation found in animals. We will also discuss the progressive complexity of the heart as one moves up the evolutionary ladder.
Hank takes us on a trip around the body - we follow the circulatory and respiratory systems as they deliver oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from cells, and help make it possible for our bodies to function.