Uncovering the frame of the human body, this text takes a close look at the tissues that keep us up and about. It explains the structure of the skeleton and the mechanics of movement. It also examines the importance of involuntary muscles in the smooth working of the human body. The book is part of the "Science for Beginners" series which aims to give clear, simple explanations backed up by diagrams, photographs and comic-strip cartoons.
Table of Contents
Your skeleton; skeletal muscles; joints; moving parts; looking inside; your heart; body batteries; strength and sports; involuntary muscles; muscle talk; growing; broken bones; muscle trouble; prehistoric bones; amazing facts.
Shortlisted for Rhone Poulenc Junior Prize for Science Books 1998.