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The Ultimate Human Body


Ultimate Human Body  is the multimedia guide to your own insides. Discover what every part of the body is called, where it is situated, what it looks like, and how it works. Watch animations that explain hiccups, heart rate, swallowing, and more. Marvel at amazing microphotographs of blood vessels, lymph nodes, and more. A powerful learning tool as well as an entertaining multimedia experience, this disc will get under your skin! When parents run out of answers ("Mum, what does the pancreas do?"), try offering the aspiring surgeon a copy of DK's The Ultimate Human Body. This DVD entertainingly teaches kids how the body works, using animations, diagrams and spoken descriptions. The three main sections make up a multimedia encyclopedia of the body. The Systems Scanner is a good starting point, with short answers to questions such as how do I swallow?. The 3-D Scanner allows you to navigate around a cutaway image of the body, with links to animated videos and statistics about the body's workings. Finally, the X-Ray Scanner displays the skeleton and the names of bones. A multiple choice Body Challenge Quiz tests whether you've been paying attention while browsing. After a wrong answer you can link directly to the page containing the correct fact. Two documentary videos complete the package. The first examines the skeleton, its adaptations in vertebrates from sharks to antelopes, and its role as a symbol of death and mortality. The second looks at the human machine, showing how the body's mechanical parts function together, from intricate organs like the ear to the powerful muscles of a sprinter. The presentation is designed for a wide age-range, with text explanations kept simple, and more technical terms included on diagram captions. The Ultimate Human Body is an ideal fact-source for early teens, with enough appeal to keep younger children engaged too.


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