The Odd Body
(Hardcover)

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Can you keep a severed head alive? Do your fingernails really grow after you die? Can our bodies warn us of earthquakes? Sometimes strange but always informative and entertaining, The Odd Body contains the answers to these and many more questions.

With an eye for the intriguing and bizarre, Dr Stephen Juan presents us with unusual body facts and exposes some fallacies. From top to bottom, from your inside to your outside and everywhere in between, The Odd Body gives you the bare facts about your body.

Starting at the beginning, Dr. Juan addresses questions about birth and babies such as 'When did I first know I was alive?' and 'How soon was I right- or left-handed?'. He moves on to explore questions about the brain, 'Can we live normally with only half a brain?'; the head 'Can you keep a severed head alive?'; the eyes; the nose; ears and mouth; the skin; the hair and nails; the skeleton, bones and teeth; the inside; and, finally, the ending of life.

Dr. Juan tackles these questions seriously but his answers can be understood by us all. Along the way, we become better informed about how our body actually works.

AuthorStephen Juan
BindingHardcover
EAN9780007185214
FormatImport
ISBN0007185219
Height736 mm
Length508 mm
Width134 mm
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages368
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2004-09-06
PublisherCollins
StudioCollins

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