Whittemore, Susan.

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.

Young Adult$b Follett Library Resources



Respiratory system

QP121.W45 2004

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