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Welcome to HOW IT WORKS BOOK OF THE HUMAN BODY
50 Amazing facts about the human body • There are lots of medical questions everybody wants to ask but we just never get the chance… until now!
Cell structure explained • The human body has over 75 trillion cells, but what are they and how do they work?
Types of human cell • So far around 200 different varieties of cell have been identified, and they all have a very specific function to perform. Discover the main types and what they do…
Inside a nucleus • Dissecting the control centre of a cell
What are stem cells? • Understand how these building blocks bring new life
Your brain • The human brain is the most mysterious – and complex – entity in the known universe
Inside the human eye • Uncovering one of the most complex constructs in the natural world
How the eye focuses • The tiny rings of muscle that make your vision sharp
How ears work • The human ear performs a range of functions, but how do they work?
What are tonsils for? • What purpose do these fleshy lumps in the back of our throats serve?
How do humans speak? • The vocal cords and larynx in particular have evolved over time to enable humans to produce a dramatic range of sounds in order to communicate – but how do they work?
All about teeth • The biological structures that are so versatile they enable us to eat a well varied diet
Anatomy of the neck • Explore one of the most complex and functional areas of the human body
How the human skeleton works • Without a skeleton, we would not be able to live. It is what gives us our shape and structure and its presence allows us to operate on a daily basis. It also is a fascinating evolutionary link to all living and extinct vertebrates
The human spine • The human spine is made up of 33 vertebrae, but how do they support our bodies while also allowing us such flexibility?
Joints • For bones to function together, they are linked by joints
How do muscles work? • Muscles are essential for us to operate on a daily basis, but how are they structured and how do they keep us moving
How does the arm flex?
Skin colour explained • What is melanin and how does it affect the tone of our skin?
How skin grafts work • When our body’s largest organ is damaged, sometimes it needs a helping hand to heal
Under the skin • Find out more about the largest organ in your body…
Heart attacks • What causes heart attacks and how do they kill?
How heart bypasses work • When too little blood is getting to the muscles of the heart, a surgeon can bypass the blockages using the body’s own vessels
Kidney function • How do your kidneys filter waste from the blood to keep you alive?
Kidney transplants • The kidneys are the body’s natural filters. You can survive on just one, but when that fails you may need a transplant
Useless body parts • Why have humans and other animals stopped using certain organs and functions which were once crucial for survival?
How the spleen works • Perhaps not as well known as famous organs like the heart, the spleen serves vital functions that help keep us healthy
How the liver works • The human liver is the ultimate multitasker – it performs many different functions all at the same time without you even...