The respiratory system /
Susan Whittemore ;introduction by Denton A. Cooley.
- Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2004.
- 108 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
- Your body, how it works .
Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-101) and index.
Breathing thin air -- The air we breathe: understanding our atmosphere -- Why do we breathe? -- Anatomy of the respiratory system -- The diffusion of gas molecules -- How do we breathe? -- Preventing collapse of the lungs -- How the respiratory system adjusts to meet changing oxygen demands -- Respiratory disease.
Describes the parts of the human respiratory system; explains how breathing works, including the process of diffusion, and how the respiratory system adjusts to changing demands; and discusses lung collapse and several respiratory diseases.