The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP NewquistThe Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP Newquist

The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins

byHP Newquist

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

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HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from ancient history to modern science-with an occasional trip to the&nbspvery&nbspstrange&nbspside of the most important tissue in our bodies.&nbspOddly enough, scientists began to understand this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic components nourish the entire body. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood's past and present will surely enthrall.&nbspAnd if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that's half the fun!
From science and music to business and brains, HP Newquist has written nearly two dozen books for both children and adults. His books have received numerous awards and citations, and they have been translated into languages as diverse as Korean, Kanji, Arabic, Mandarin, and Indonesian. Visit his website at www.newquistbooks.com.
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Title:The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and VeinsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 0.66 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547315848

ISBN - 13:9780547315843

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A thorough and humorous exploration of our relationship with blood."- VOYA "This transfusion of information offers a rewarding experience to readers whether they're after the specific differences between blood types and other biological data or just gore's icky lore."- Kirkus "Blood-spattered pages play into the subject matter's potential for ickiness, even while Newquist makes it clear that blood is worthy of fascination, not fear."- Publisher's Weekly "The conversational tone and the faux blood-spattered pages, replete with sidebars, color photos, archival drawings, and medical illustrations, are sure to pull readers in."- School Library Journal "Newquist's prose is smooth enough that several chapters could actually function as nonfiction readalouds."- Bulletin "