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Books

Avraham, Regina, and C. Everett Koop. The Circulatory System. New York: Chelsea House, 1989.

Ballard, Carol. The Heart and Circulatory System. Austin, TX: Raintree/Steck-Vaughn, 1997.

Johansson, Philip. Heart Disease. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1998.

Parramon, Merce. How Our Blood Circulates. New York: Chelsea House, 1993.

Seymour, Simon. The Heart: Our Circulatory System. New York: Morrow, 1996.

Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia B. Silverstein, and Robert A. Silverstein. The Circulatory System. New York: Twenty-First Century Books, 1995.

WWW Sites

American Heart Association National Center
http://www.amhrt.org/ Homepage of the American Heart Association, featuring information on health matters relating to the heart: nutrition, exercise, stroke, diseases and their treatment, and scientific and professional publications.

The Heart: An Online Exploration
http://sln.fi.edu/biosci/biosci.html
Site prepared for the Franklin Institute Science Museum that includes information on topics such as development of the heart, circulation, diet, health, and disease. Also includes graphics and a short video clip of heart-bypass surgery.

The Heart and the Circulatory System
http://www.gene.com/ae/AE/AEC/cc/heart_background.html
Provides an extensive overview of the history of medical approaches to the heart and blood. Also provides information on the types of circulatory systems, a discussion of the anatomy of the heart, a heart glossary, and activities to explore the circulatory system.

NASA K–12 Internet: Shuttle Mir Biology Activity 9
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/smore/teachers/act9.html
Part of NASA's Quest Project, this site (aimed at grade levels 5–8) provides teachers and students with a "circulatory system relay" activity that brings into focus the workings of the circulatory system. Background information for teachers also provided.

National Heart, Lungs, and Blood Institute Homepage
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhlbi/nhlbi.htm
Homepage of the NHLBI, part of the federal government's National Institutes of Health. Includes health- and research-related information on the cardiovascular system, the lungs, and blood. Also provides links to other health-related web sites.

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