All you need to know about your muscles and skeleton. This book looks at the muscles, bones and joints that make up the musculo-skeletal system. It shows how this system supports and protects the human body and allows it to move around. It examines the composition and workings of bones, muscles and tendons and considers the problems that can occur when the musculo-skeletal system is subjected to too much or too little activity. The clear and lively text explains these fascinating systems. It also highlights the workings of the human body contrasted with the bodies of animals. There are case studies about, for example, what happens to your bones as you age. There are also features on health and medicine, considering problems that can occur with the muscles and skeleton and what we can do to keep them healthy. Amazing colour photographs combine with original artwork to show the different body parts in detail.
The author, Steve Parker, has written numerous books on the human body, animals and wildlife. Steve graduated with a B Sc First Class Honours, is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society, and appears on radio, TV and at science workshops, schools and book fairs. The consultant, Dr Trish Groves, is a medical writer and a senior editor at the British Medical Journal.