The Great Brain Book: an Inside Look at the Inside of Your Head

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Grades 4 - 8Grade 9n/a8.138970
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.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on March 1, 2005 by Scholastic Reference
ISBN-10: 0439458951
ISBN-13: 9780439458955
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  • laken3535
    laken3535Friday, December 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    im not even half way through with this book and i love it. its my favorite book and i know ALOT about the brain now. some of it is kinda gross but its worth knowing what goes on in your head.
    • laken
      lakenWednesday, December 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm
      I think this is a great book about the brain, whats inside of it, and how it works. I would recommend it to every one.