Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Pop goes anatomy

OPU received Natural History Museum's Human Body book recently. It's an interactive guide to the inner workings of the body with pop-ups, pull-tabs, fact wheels and flaps.

Did you know?

Over half the body’s bones are in the wrists, hands and fingers and the ankles, feet and toes.
The human brain stops growing at the age of 18 years.
The largest muscle is the gluteus maximus in the buttock.
The human heart beats more than 3,000 million times in an average lifetime.
Most of us have about 110,000 head hairs.
The fertilised human egg increases in size about ten billion times to become a newborn baby.
The parts of the body that grow least from birth to maturity are the eyeballs.

Take an interactive tour through the world’s most complicated machine – the human body - with this fantastic book, suitable for ages 8 and up.