The Brain: All About Our Nervous System And More! by Seymour Simon

The Brain: All About Our Nervous System And More!

bySeymour Simon

Paperback | May 23, 2006

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The human brain is behind everything you do. From taking your first step to creating the computer, this vital organ gives humans the ability to learn and adapt to an ever-changing world. Learn all about your amazing, versatile brain with award-winning science writer Seymour Simon.

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Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by theNew York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science ...
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Title:The Brain: All About Our Nervous System And More!Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.19 inPublished:May 23, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060877197

ISBN - 13:9780060877194

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Simon brings his deft touch to an explanation of the brain and the nervous system. His clear, concise writing style is complemented by stunning colorimages taken with radiological scanners, such as CAT scans, MRIs, and SEMs (scanning electron microscopes.) Included in his explanation are descriptions of the anatomy andfunction of the parts of the brain, long and short term memory, neurons, dentrites, and more. The layout is familiar--a page of text facing a full-page photo. There is no glossary orindex, but, as usual, the book is so well organized that they won't be missed.-- "School Library Journal," 8/97"The variety of views and the lucid presentation provide an absorbing introduction to this amazing control system that can do more jobs than the most powerful computer ever made."-- "Horn Book ," September/October, 1997 "Full-color photographs, computer simulations, drawings, and three-dimensional models are used to grand effect to clarify, explain, and celebrate the remarkably complex system ofbrain and nerves.... visually striking... the picture book format works perfectly to complement text with illustrations, but by no means indicates simplicity."--" Kirkus Reviews," 7/1/97