Academic journal article Science and Children

Survive! Inside the Human Body, Vol. 1

Academic journal article Science and Children

Survive! Inside the Human Body, Vol. 1

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By Gomdori Co. and Hyun-Dong Han. $17.95. 177 pp. No Starch Press. San Francisco. 2013.

ISBN: 9781593274719.

Looking for a lively science adventure comic that provides an opportunity to embark on a fantastic journey through the digestive system? This system is referred to as the power plant of the body. The book begins with a concise overview of the three volumes in the Survive! Inside the Human Body series. This is followed by an introduction of the cast-0-Dr. Brain, inventor of the SS Hippocrates, a microscopic probe; Geo a fearless hero; Kay a medical student; and Phoebe, a friend of Geo's.

The imagination of readers will soar to new heights when they discover that Phoebe has accidentally swallowed the probe containing Dr. Brain and Geo. The realistic facial expressions, exclamatory words, movements, questions posed, and discussions will allow readers to vicariously experience the fears, hazards, and excitement of this journey as they travel through this long tube--the digestive system.

Further, as obstacles encountered are overcome, abundant scientific in-formation and procedures are brought to the forefront. At the end of each chapter, a concise summary with additional facts, illustrations, and charts is included. This trek through the digestive system is indeed complex and arduous. As they travel through this long tube, colorful diagrams with detailed information about the parts and function of each organ are provided. …

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