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Weird But True Human Body

Author : National Geographic Society (U. S.)
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Interesting and little known facts about the human body intended for kids. --

Weird But True Human Body Facts

Author : Carmen Bredeson
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"Discover why we laugh and sneeze, what dust really is, and why we can't tickle ourselves"--Provided by publisher.

Weird But True Animal Homes

Author : Carmen Bredeson
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"Read about some of the strangest animal homes on the planet, and the animals that live in them"--

Ultimate Body pedia

Author : Christina Wilsdon
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A guide to the human body answers common questions through text, photographs, illustrations, and diagrams that discuss body systems and health care, and includes complementary experiments and top ten lists.

Strange but True Gross Anatomy

Author : Timothy J. Bradley
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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Find out the truth about our bodies and learn exactly what makes us human in this fascinating nonfiction reader! Featuring detailed, vibrant images, diagrams, and charts that familiarize readers with digestion, the circulatory system, and bacteria in conjunction with biological and anatomical vocabulary, readers will learn all about gross anatomy, some of the amazing things our bodies can do, and how it performs day-to-day activities--from digesting to pumping blood.

Strange but True Gross Anatomy

Author : Timothy J. Bradley
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Discusses the different functions of the human body, explaining how such systems as the respiratory system, the nervous system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, and the five senses all work together to maintain health.

50 Wacky Things Humans Do

Author : Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team
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Did you know that a sneeze moves at about 100 mph? Or that an average person sheds up to 500 million skin cells a day? Did you know that a large portion of the cells in your body are not human? 50 Wacky Things Humans Do describes 50 unbelievably weird things about the human body that seem too crazy to be true, but are! Whether amazing, silly, or just plain gross, these peculiar and fascinating things about the human body will surprise and delight fun-fact lovers of all ages.

Strange but True Gross Anatomy 6 Pack

Author : Timothy Bradley
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Find out the truth about our bodies and learn exactly what makes us human in this fascinating nonfiction reader! Featuring detailed, vibrant images, diagrams, and charts that familiarize readers with digestion, the circulatory system, and bacteria in conjunction with biological and anatomical vocabulary, readers will learn all about gross anatomy, some of the amazing things our bodies can do, and how it performs day-to-day activities--from digesting to pumping blood. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

Strange but True

Author : Monica-Maria Stapelberg
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Why do we: • Christen ships and sailing vessels or refer to them as ‘she’? • Avoid the number thirteen, breaking mirrors or walking under ladders? • Use the phrase having a ‘skeleton in the cupboard’? • Dress baby boys in blue, speak of ‘true blue’ or ‘blue-blooded’? • Decorate the Christmas Tree or eat Easter Eggs? • Kiss under the mistletoe or 'trick or treat’ on Halloween? In this easy-to-read book – a revised and updated re-publication of her previous book, Curious and Curiouser! – author, lecturer and public speaker, Dr. Monica-Maria Stapelberg, shares the results of her many years of research to uncover the historical background behind numerous commonly-held beliefs and traditions. These range from general popular beliefs to the more specific and enlightening traditions of western culture. Strange but True also brings to light how many of our day-to-day words, phrases and actions are anchored in past ritual or sacrificial observances, or simply based on fearful superstitious notions. This book is a must read for a curious mind!

Strange But True

Author : Corrine Kenner
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Our world is filled with mystery, magic, and the bizarre, making the expression "truth is stranger than fiction" a phrase that everyone knows. In Strange But True, Corrine Kenner and Craig Miller have selected some of the most amazing true stories from the pages of FATE magazine, and presented them in a way that will startle, thrill, and fill you with a sense of wonder about the universe. When ordinary people experience the extraordinary, it changes them forever. The reports in Strange But True (over 130 of them) document some of these amazing, life-altering events. You'll get every vivid, uncanny detail from actual witnesses about their eerie encounters with the unknown such as: ·Psychic warnings ·Ghosts, apparitions, and other mysterious creatures of the spirit realm ·Miraculous healings and remarkable recoveries ·Incredible coincidences (or are they bursts of synchronicity?) ·Dreams that foretold the future ·Alien encounters ·Terrifying creatures ·UFO contacts ·Cases of reincarnation and visits from the dead ·Guardian angels ·Time travel ·Astounding oracles and weird fortunetellers ·Out-of-body experiences Each one of the stories in Strange But True is sworn to be a factual event, but each one also goes deeper than the physical shock and surprise of the bizarre. The events in Strange But True changed people's lives. Reading about them may help you find a new direction, a new path, and maybe even new hope for your life, too. Whether you're a true believer, a doubting debunker, or are somewhere in between, Strange But True will definitely delight and amaze you with the nature of the human spirit and the vast potential of experience we all can have. Strange But True is must reading for everyone.

Strange but True Tiny Creatures

Author : Timothy J. Bradley
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Describes some of the small but deadly creatures that can sometimes have a major impact on humans, including stinging bullet ants, phorid flies, bloodsucking ticks and fleas, dust mites, and parasitic nematode worms.

The Book of Strange But True Science

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Filled with both pragmatic, commonsense explanations and outrageous revelations, Strange But True Science is packed with articles on all things scientific. This title features chapters that focus on cutting edge technology, oddities of the natural world, medical science, and notable inventions. Over 300 articles drawn from every conceivable scientific subject: 3D printing, quantum teleportation, the IQ test, the science of sleep, plate tectonics, antibiotics, the science of the curveball, and whether you can really pick up radio stations via dental fillings.

TIME For Kids Nonfiction Readers Advanced Plus Assessment Book

Author : Margot Kinberg
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TIME For Kids Nonfiction Readers Advanced Plus Teacher s Guide

Author : Chandra Prough
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National Geographic Kids Why Not

Author : Crispin Boyer
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"Over 1,111 answers to everything"--Cover.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Catholic Catechism

Author : David I. Fulton, STD, JCD
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Operating instructions for being a Catholic. The Catechism is an amazing collection of Church teachings and rules that cover everything from the basics, like honoring God, to more unusual subjects, such as paying just wages and respecting animals. Perfect for students, lay teachers, Catholics, and readers of other faiths, this guide is the key to understanding the daily life of Catholics and gives readers an appreciation for what Catholics believe. ? Provides information and explanations without a conservative or liberal slant ? Co-author is a clergyperson expert on the teachings of the Catechism ? Companion volume to The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Understanding Catholicism, Third Edition

Strange But True Colorado

Author : John Hafnor
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A collection of over 100 bizarre and zany tales of Colorado history, featuring 70 original pen and ink drawings by noted western artist Dale Crawford.

Swallow

Author : Mary Cappello
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Product Description An American half-dollar. A beaded crucifix. Tooth roots shaped like a tiny pair of pants. A padlock. Scads of peanut kernels and scores of safety pins. A metallic letter Z. A toy goat and tin steering wheel. A Perfect Attendance Pin. One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia's world-famous Mütter Museum is the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection: a beguiling set of drawers filled with thousands of items that had been swallowed or inhaled, then extracted nonsurgically by a pioneering laryngologist using rigid instruments of his own design. How do people's mouths, lungs, and stomachs end up filled with inedible things, and what do they become once arranged in Jackson's aura-laden cabinet? What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people’s upper torsos but also with saving and cataloging the items that he retrieved? Animating the space between interest and terror, curiosity and dread, award-winning author Mary Cappello explores what seems beyond understanding: the physiology of the human swallow, and the poignant and baffling psychology that compels people to ingest non-nutritive things. On a quest to restore the narratives that haunt Jackson’s uncanny collection, she discovers that all things are secretly edible. Combining original research with a sympathetic and evocative sensibility, Cappello uncovers a history of racism and violence, of forced ingestion and "hysteria," of class and poverty that left children to bank their family’s last quarters in their mouths. Here, the seemingly disparate but equally marvelous worlds of the circus and the medical amphitheater meet in characters ranging from sword swallowers and women who lunched on hardware to the sensitive, bullied boy who grew up to be the father of endoscopy. Advance Praise "Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey." —Ricky Jay "I was astonished and delighted—grabbed by the throat, indeed—by this most remarkable book, which took me down a thousand little red lanes, and laid out in excruciating and fascinating detail all those myriad of items—corks to safety pins to draughts of lye and three-foot swords—that have managed to pass down there too. It is a wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp.” —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean "Swallow is a wonderful, intriguing book, a fascinating glimpse into a true medical pioneer and a life's work. Mary Cappello delves into what it means to ingest things we weren’t meant to eat, and how the line between our bodies and foreign bodies can sometimes blur. Every object tells a story, and the stories here are marvelous." —Colin Dickey, author of Crankiolepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius About the Author Mary Cappello's three previous books of literary nonfiction are Awkward, a Los Angeles Times bestseller; Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer that won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publisher Book Award; and the memoir Night Bloom. A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, she is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow) and currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence.

The Odd Body

Author : Stephen Juan
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If you've ever had a question about your body (maybe one you're afraid to ask?), this book is for you. Things like why we yawn, why skin wrinkles after a bath, or even whether it's possible to keep a severed head alive: The Odd Body explains these and many other silly, weird, bizarre, and fascinating body mysteries. Dr. Stephen Juan entertains and rivets readers with his detailed answers. Reading The Odd Body is like having your doctor patiently answer all your random questions, one by one. But Dr. Juan goes well beyond the usual and ordinary things people wonder about bodies, like why most individuals are right-handed or why you get chills when chalk screeches across a blackboard. He also tells readers how a dead body is made into a mummy, the success rate of those who bore holes in their own heads to relieve headaches, and much, much more. The Odd Body is a unique combination of fun and fascinating material that's delivered by an expert who happens to be a great storyteller. The book's question-and-answer format makes it easy to pick up, turn to any page, and immediately become drawn into the intricacies of anatomy and physiology while gaining a better understanding of the human need to know more about ourselves.

Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology

Author : Benjamin B. Wolman
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Twenty years is a long time in the life of a science. While the historical roots of psychology have not changed since the first edition of this book, some of the offshoots of the various theories and systems discussed have been crit ically reexamined and have undergone far-reaching modifications. New and bold research has led to a broadening of perspectives, and recent devel opments in several areas required a considerable amount of rewriting. I have been fortunate in the last fifteen years to have worked with about 2,000 psychologists and other behavioral scientists who contributed to several collected volumes I have edited. As the editor-in-chief of the In ternational Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurol ogy, I have had the privilege of reading, scrutinizing, and editing the work of 1,500 experts in psychology and related disciplines. In addition, I have written several books and monographs and over one hundred scientific papers. Armed with all that experience, I have carefully examined the pages of the first edition. Chapter 8 required substantial rewriting and several new sections have been added to other chapters: "Current Soviet Psychol ogy" (Chapter 2, Section 7); "New Ideas on Purposivism" (Chapter 5, Sec tion 4); "Recent Developments in the Sociological School of Psychoanalysis" (Chapter 9, Section 4); and "Present Status of Gestalt Psychology" (Chapter 12, Section 4). Chapter 15 was omitted, and two new chapters were added: Chapter 14 ("Humanistic Psychology") and Chapter 16 ("Selected Research Areas").