The great brain book : an inside look at the inside of your head

by Newquist, H. P.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 612.8 NE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 612.8 NE
CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj QP361.5.N49 2005
Location  CLP - Knoxville
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj QP361.5.N49 2005
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Non fiction J 612.82 N473
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Non fiction
Call Number  J 612.82 N473
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Children's Non Fiction j 612.82 NEW
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Children's Non Fiction
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Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Non-Fiction YA 612.82 NEWQUIST 2005
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Young Adult - Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 612.82 NEWQUIST 2005
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 612.8 N47
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 612.8 N47
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 612.82 N
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 612.82 N
The anatomy, functions, surgery, care and feeding, historical discovery, and imminent improvements of this complex and powerful organ in an "oh-wow!" package. High interest with just a touch of yuck.

Understanding the brain is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists. We still don't know how the brain creates thoughts! Newquist peels back the layers of the brain to explain what it's made of, how it works, and how to make your brain work for you. From eyeballs to neurons, vivid illustrations show pieces of its complex structure.
The historical chapter details how Egyptians scooped out the brains of mummies, and how phrenology developed. Brain surgery and brain abnormalities are explained, as is the function of sleep and dreams. An informal and intriguing look inside your head.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. With an appealing, colorful design and a flashy cover, this in-depth introduction to the human brain and its remarkable powers will attract browsers, but strong readers are its best audience. Newquist begins with the brain in history, from the ancient Egyptians (who thought the brain was so worthless they scooped it out of corpses before mummifying them) up to Wilder Penfield's work in the 1950s, which proved that the brain was the source of human memory. The book goes on to discuss, in impressive detail, the structure and inner workings of the organ--glia, neurotransmitters, hypothalamuses, etc. Pencil drawings and color illustrations (many of them deliciously icky) help to lighten the weight of the vocabulary. The clever, kid-friendly anecdotes amid the anatomy lessons also enhance accessibility: the one about a man whose personality changed after a steel rod shot through his brain, and the real cause of brain freeze. --John Green Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Brain -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Reference,2005
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 0439458951 (alk. paper)
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