Survive! Inside the Human Body, Vol. 2
The Circulatory System
Publisher: No Starch Press
Final Release Date: October 2013
Pages: 180

"A wild ride. Positively clogged with scientific information." —Kirkus Reviews

The adventure continues in Survive! Inside the Human Body, Volume 2 with an amazing journey through the circulatory system.

In this volume, our heroes Geo and Dr. Brain face hostile white blood cells, Phoebe's powerful heartbeat, and a bruise that threatens to suck them out of the bloodstream and leave them stranded forever! As you follow their fast-paced comic adventure through Phoebe's blood, heart, and lungs, you'll learn all about the human circulatory system.

For ages 8+

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    It is rare to find books that teach science and are engaging – without sacrificing one for the other. Survive! trilogy does this with each book focusing on one part of the body. Volume 1 focused on the digestive system, volume 2 explores the circulatory system, and volume 3 takes a tour of the nervous system.

    Dr. Brain, a grey-haired bumbling scientist, invents a ship that looks like a virus and can be miniaturized to explore the body. Dr. Brain and Geo, a self-proclaimed "Master of Survival" who lives as much by his wit as by luck, are inside the miniaturized ship when Phoebe inadvertently consumes it with cookies. All the adventures take place inside Phoebe's body as Geo and Dr. Brain try to dodge the perils they face (such as stomach acid, white blood cells, electric storms produced by firing neurons, and other internal dangers), anticipate upcoming dangers and potential ways to get out of Phoebe. All the while Kay, Dr. Brain's high-strung pony-tailed assistant, tries to get the duo out of Phoebe so they can be restored to normal size.

    The in-body adventure is action-packed, light-hearted and fun. Anatomical graphics are true representations of our bodies. Hence readers learn not only through the story's narrative, but also through the full-color pictures. At the end of each chapter is a two-page spread that summarizes key points of the chapter to help more serious readers focus on key concepts covered in the story. Overall, the trilogy is appropriate for middle-school and high-school students, but may be too basic for college students. Nevertheless, it is fun to read for any age-group. I would like to thank No Starch Press for sending me review copies of this trilogy.

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