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Vital Circuits On Pumps, Pipes, and the Workings of Circulatory Systems

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ISBN-10: 0195082699

ISBN-13: 9780195082692

Edition: 1992 (Reprint)

Authors: Steven Vogel, Rosemary Anne Calvert

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Most of us think about our circulatory system only when something goes wrong, but the amazing story of how it goes right--"magnificently right," as author Steven Vogel puts it--is equally worthy of our attention. It is physically remarkable, bringing food to (and removing waste from) a hundred trillion cells, coursing through 60,000 miles of arteries and veins (equivalent to over twice around the earth at the equator). And it is also intriguing. For instance, blood leaving the heart flows rapidly through the arteries, then slows down dramatically in the capillaries (to a speed of one mile every fifty days), but in the veins, on its way back to the heart, it speed up again. How? In Vital…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Plumbing Ourselves
Pumps and Pipes
Getting There
How Blood Moves
Why Move Blood?
Pliant Pipes
Hearts, Again
Moving Oxygen
Moving Heat
Tiny Vessels
And, Finally