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101 Questions About Muscles
ISBN: 9780822563808
Author: Brynie, Faith Hickman
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Published: August 2007
Retail: $30.65    OUR PRICE: $1.00
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Binding Type: Hardcover
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
Target Grade: 7-9
Grade level: 7-9
Physical Information: 0.75" H x 75.00" L x 7.75" W
Bargain Category: Science, Reference, Middle School, $1 Books!
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
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

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