The human body : the story of how we protect, repair, and make ourselves stronger

by Newquist, H. P.

Format: Print Book 2015
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The science and inventions that make us who we are . . . literally!

Did you know the first blood transfusions were between people and lambs? Or that the first prosthetic hand with a hook was created so a French soldier could hold the reins of his horse in battle? Or that scientists recentlygrewa nose?

Invention & Impact , an exciting new series from PYRG-Smithsonian, introduces young readers to experiments, discoveries, and breakthroughs such as these, which have huge impacts on our world. Designed with exciting images from the Smithsonian's vast collections,each highly visual book in theseries starts with a big idea and then explores that concept through specific objects that give kids the micro and meta picture on how inventions and ideas connect over time.

The debut book in the series looks at one of the most complex systems on planet Earth- the human body. From artificial eyeballs to aspirin to 3-D printed body parts,The Human Bodyprofiles the objects that scientists and tinkerers throughout history have invented (or cobbled together) to protect, repair, or improve our physical selves. And there are plenty of fascinating stories behind these objects!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The human body, for all of its amazing traits, is capable of breaking down, and this informative book covers both historical and modern innovations that help repair and strengthen it. Newquist splits it into three sections, Body Parts, The Medicine Cabinet, and Tools and Treatments, which are each divided into short, focused chapters. The scope of the topics is broad Newquist profiles plenty of historical treatments and inventions that, thankfully, are no longer in use, such as an artificial heart pump made out of an Erector set or dentures composed of cadaverous teeth. Although modern treatments are also mentioned, they're less comprehensive: for example, Newquist addresses 3-D printed organs and bionic prosthetics but not the increasingly prevalent use of robots in surgery. That quibble aside, the open page design and ample full-color photos and historical diagrams will easily draw in middle-grade readers, especially those looking for a more macabre look at history and science. A list of resources, including abundant websites, closes out this handsome volume.--Linsenmeyer, Erin Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Invention & impact
Subjects Medicine -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Medical innovations -- Juvenile literature.
Medical technology -- Juvenile literature.
Human physiology -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Viking,2015
Other Titles Smithsonian
Contributors Smithsonian Institution.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 109) and index.
ISBN 9780451476432 (hardcover)
0451476433 (hardcover)
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