Paul Mason - Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System - Hachette Children's Group

Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System

By Paul Mason

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Each title in the Your Brilliant Body series looks at a different system of the human body, exploring anatomy from top to toe with attention-grabbing facts and key information. Your Brilliant Body combines an exciting design with lively factual text to reveal the wonders of the human body.

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the heart and circulatory system.

Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your heart generates a tiny electrical charge each time it beats! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the heart and circulatory system work.

Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Tumping Heart and Battling Blood System looks at the structure of the heart and how it works to keep blood flowing around your body. What is blood made of? Is blood always red? How does blood reach your toes and travel back to the heart again? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title.

The Your Brilliant Body series includes:
'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas
Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader
Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750292429
  • Publication date: 27 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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