The Bones Book & Skeleton (Hand in Hand with Nature)
The Bones Book Skeleton - Hand in Hand with Nature Author:Stephen Cumbaa Make No Bones About It — Discover how the tiniest bones let you hear music, where a bite of apple goes once you swallow it, and why you shrink during the day and grow again at night. This lively guide tells how bones grow, fit, fuse, and sometimes break. It explains how the bones make blood, and why we start with... more » over 800 bones and end up with 206 when we finish growing. Plus all about the heart, our strongest muscle; the brain, which accounts for only 2% of our weight but saps 20% of our energy; and the lungs, whose several hundred million air sacs fill up and empty 15,000 times a day.
Filled with projects, experiments, and incredible facts, The Bones Book is the aspiring anatomist's guide to the body and companion to the 25-piece custom-molded skeleton.
Dr. Stephen Cumbaa is a vertebrate paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Ottawa.
Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Winner of the Parent's Choice Foundation's 1992 Parents Choice Award.