The Heart: The Questions and Answers Book for Kids

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9780070318298: The Heart: The Questions and Answers Book for Kids

Lup dup, lup dup, lup dup. Just what makes that mysterious noise in your chest day and night, night and day? And how does the heart actually work, anyway? If your grandfather just happens to be the man who created and edited the world's favorite textbook on the heart, you might get some pretty interesting answers to your "heartfelt" questions. This bright and colorful picturebook looks at the heart and circulation is based on a real question-and-answer session between heart expert J. Willis Hurst, his 10-year-old grandson, Stuart. Inside the book, you'll find kid-tested answers to question like : How does my heart pump? Where does blood come from? Why is the blood in the arteries red? Why is the blood in the veins dark blue? What are heart valves? What is plaque? What is a heart attack? Is heart disease contagious? My heart is strong—what can I do to keep it healthy? It’s a fun exploration of a mysterious aspect of our bodies that will fascinate readers of every age ... from 10 to 100.

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Lup Dup, Lup Dup, Lup Dup. Just what makes that mysterious noise in your chest day and night, night and day? And how does the heart actually work, anyway? This bright and colorful picturebook on the heart and how blood flows through your body is based on a real question-and-answer session between world-renowned cardiologist Dr. J. Willis Hurst and his inquisitive young grandson. Every answer in the book is "kid-certified"--Dr. Hurst made sure his grandson understood each explanation before he put it in the book. The result is a fun exploration of a mysterious aspect of our bodies that will fascinate readers of every age...from 8 to 80.

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J. Willis Hurst, M.D., is the author of McGraw-Hill's classic medical textbook, The Heart, a best seller which has been translated into five foreign languages. Former professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Hurst was president of the American Heart Association in 1972. Stuart Hurst, his inquisitive grandson, was 10-years-old when this book was started.

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J. Willis Hurst, Stuart D. Hurst
Published by McGraw-Hill (1998)
ISBN 10: 0070318298 ISBN 13: 9780070318298
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