Look inside yourself for the first time with the ultimate body book for children.
From the hair on your head to the tips of your toes, this essential encyclopedia explores the super science going on under your skin.
Did you know your amazing body consists of 100 trillion cells? Or that your blood vessels laid out end to end would wrap around planet Earth twice? And that you’ll munch through 20 tonnes of food in your lifetime? Find out all this and much more on the epic journey of self-discovery, not forgetting your heads, shoulders, knees, and toes!
During this introduction to anatomy, you’ll stop off to see the different organs and systems designed to keep us going all day long. Check out the brilliant brain in action at the body’s control center, the heart that never stops beating, the huge lungs filling with air to breathe, and the strong skeleton that keeps you from turning to jelly. Peel back the layers as you go deeper into the muscles, bones, cells, and finally, the DNA that makes you different from everyone else.
This international best-seller has been fully updated to include the latest research on the human body. Stunning photographs, CGI artworks, and eye-catching graphics work together with accessible text, fun-filled facts, and quirky quizzes to ensure an exciting and educational experience that is second to none.
This brilliant body book is the perfect study aid or homework help – and you’ll never see yourself in the same way again!
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.
DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.
DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.
DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, the world’s leading publisher of strategy content for PC and console video games.
"[A] valuable addition to the library's reference section or a science classroom." – Library Media Connection