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101 Questions About Muscles: To Stretch Your Mind and Flex Your Brain
Contributor(s): Brynie, Faith Hickman

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ISBN: 0822563800     ISBN-13: 9780822563808
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
OUR PRICE: $29.12  

Binding Type: Library - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2007
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Annotation: How much of a person's body weight is made up of muscle? Can you learn to control your heart rate using your mind? How does taking steroids affect muscles?and why are steroids dangerous? What causes hiccups? The answers to these puzzling questions?and 97 more?are revealed in this thought-provoking book about muscles. From basic information on how muscles work to more complex issues such as how diseases and injuries affect muscles, science expert Faith Hickman Brynie provides authoritative information about the human muscular system.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Muscles; Miscellanea; Juvenile literature.
Muscles; Miscellanea.
Dewey: 612.7/4
LCCN: 2006037041
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 7.75" W x 0.75" (1.30 lbs) 176 pages
 
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Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
True to series format, questions and answers are loosely grouped to cover muscle structure, operation, role in exercise, injuries, and diseases. A final catch-all section includes questions about tics, ear wiggling, and stem cell repair. Occasional photos, which aren't always relevant to content, are interspersed. Features sections explore tangential topics such as steroids, animal muscles, and effects of space travel. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 June)

Gr 7 Up— Chock-full of interesting facts, this book answers 101 questions with concise, factual statements that explain the characteristics, functions, and growth of muscles. Small black-and-white photos, charts, and diagrams appear throughout, but there is no full-body diagram. Copious endnotes model responsible research practice. Although divided into chapters, the question-and-answer format does not lend itself to report writing. However, the index helps students find specific information. An interesting book on a topic about which adolescents, especially for aspiring athletes.—Robin Henry, Griffin Middle School, Frisco, TX

[Page 154]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
 
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