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Anatomy

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Anatomy and physiology have been misunderstood and misrepresented for much of human history. To this day, remarkably little is understood about the workings of the human brain, but progress is being made. Check out these resources to get caught up with the study of human anatomy.


Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life

In this lively book, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. In its pages, you'll discover how to cope with jet lag, how your brain affects your religion, and how men's and women's brains differ.


Handy Anatomy Answer Book
Handy Anatomy Answer Book

Questions and answers about human anatomy and physiology are covered in a logical and accessible fashion. Plenty of common body questions are addressed, as well as fun and unusual trivia.


Painless Life Science
Painless Life Science

This book proves that life science can be both intriguing and enjoyable. The author helps students solve puzzles and find answers to questions as they learn to classify living things from bacteria and viruses to plants and animals. Other topics covered include cells, parts of the plant, animals in their environments, human body systems, genetics, ecology, natural selection, and general health issues.


101 Questions About Muscles: To Stretch Your Mind and Flex Your Brain
101 Questions About Muscles: To Stretch Your Mind and Flex Your Brain

From basic information on how muscles work to more complex issues such as how diseases and injuries affect muscles, this text provides authoritative information about the human muscular system. Learn the answers to questions like: Can you learn to control your heart rate using your mind? How does taking steroids affect muscles? And what causes hiccups?


Brain Sense: The Science of the Senses and How We Process the World Around Us
Brain Sense: The Science of the Senses and How We Process the World Around Us

Revealing the latest research on brain function and the senses and offering fascinating new insights about what makes us tick, this book melds interviews with renowned scientists with stories of everyday experiences to illustrate how our brains process the world around us.


Open Me Up
Open Me Up

Provides everything you need to know about the human body, from human cells and senses to brain structure and body systems. Take a trip through the history of medicine and body science from Hippocrates to the Human Genome Project. Learn about left-handedness, memory tricks, and what sensory skills are needed to be a professional food taster.


The Human Brain Book
The Human Brain Book

Combining the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations, this volume is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual.


What's Eating You?: Parasites -- the Inside Story
What's Eating You?: Parasites -- the Inside Story

See how parasites -- mites, lice, fleas, ticks, and tapeworms -- make their homes on (and in) other creatures, including humans.


Phenomena: Secrets of the Senses
Phenomena: Secrets of the Senses

Find out how to interpret your senses and explore ways that technology is changing the way we experience the world around us. Can paranormal experiences help solve crimes? What makes us have chills when we go to a haunted house? Can dogs detect cancer?


The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing
The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing

Here is the true story of how four Americans and one Cuban tracked down a killer, one of the world's most vicious plagues: yellow fever.


The Teenage Body Book
The Teenage Body Book

A handbook for teenagers discussing nutrition, health, fitness, emotions, and sexuality, including such topics as body image, drugs, STDs, fad diets and hazards and benefits of the Internet.


My Brilliant Body
My Brilliant Body

This amusing question-and-answer book contains many amazing and bizarre facts related to the human body. Discover that approximately 10,000 tiny taste buds in the mouth tell whether something is sweet, savory, sour, or just plain awful. Also, learn interesting facts about the composition of blood, the reason for feeling pain, how the body fights off deadly infections, and the body's smallest muscle.


Human Body: A Visual Guide
Human Body: A Visual Guide

This illustrated owner's manual to the human body explains major topics, including cells and tissues, skin, muscles and bones, body cavities, linings, nervous and endocrine systems, the brain, the spinal cord, neural pathways, language and memory, hormones, the senses, the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the lymph nodes, digestion, the urinary system, the liver, reproductive systems, and genetics.


The Human Body Book
The Human Body Book

Revealing and detailing all aspects of the body, from the secrets of DNA to the functions of every major body system, this all-in-one encyclopedic guide is packed with accessible health and medical information.


The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works
The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

Offering a concrete understanding of the various functions of anatomy, hands-on activities reinforce lessons. Students will learn about the effect of smoke on lungs, how the heart functions much like a liquid pump, and how the cells are structured among other things.


Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates
Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates

By looking closely at four of the most significant hominins ever discovered, the authors explain how Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Iceman have influenced debates about the nature of the earliest members of the family Hominidae.


Inside the Body: Fantastic Images from Beneath the Skin
Inside the Body: Fantastic Images from Beneath the Skin

Using advanced computer imaging techniques, this volume shows the inner workings of human anatomy, beginning with individual cells. Remarkable images then reveal the surprising architecture of tissues, muscles, and complex organs that make up the body's living network of functional systems.


Brain Facts
Brain Facts

Take a close look at how the brain works, where in the brain its major functions reside, and how the different parts of the brain interact with each other to produce the human experience.


How to Be a Genius
How to Be a Genius

This fun book explores the working of the brain, the potential of the mind, and how the brain makes each one of us a person unique. Also includes puzzles, games, and optical illusions to sharpen the wit.


Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero
Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

The author provides a realistic and detailed analysis of superhero capabilities to determine if the human body, when properly trained and equipped, could meet the demands. The author uses Batman as the model for this experiment and discusses such physiological factors such as diet, strength conditioning, cognitive processes, and even the design of the Batsuit.