Stickmen's guide to

YOUR BEATING HEART

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Your Beating Heart reveals how oxygen from your lungs is carried round your body by the blood, pumped by the heart, and taken to the cells – every single one of them. This nonstop activity involves trillions of red blood cells and a vast network of arteries, veins and capillaries. You’ll find out what the blood is made of, what happens when you exercise, and see how a heart transplant works. Oh, and if your brain is deprived of oxygen for even a few minutes, it will be damaged – so it’s as well no one has to remember to breathe!

978-1-910684-85-6

Paperback

32 pp

£7.99

7+

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Key points

• Detailed cutaways reveal the body’s systems at work.
• Stickmen add humour and explain functions and what the major organs do.
• Source books to tie in with schoolwork.

key words

arteries; blood circulation; blood groups; blood loss; blood pressure; blood vessels; cardiac arrest; cardiac cycle; cardiovascular disease; pacemaker; red blood cells; stroke; white blood cells