The Brain: Our Nervous System

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The brain is the control center for everything from memories to movement, eyesight to emotions. This incredible computer processes messages from billions of microscopic cells called neurons, which link up to form nerves. Covering every inch of the body, nerves can carry messages from your fingertip to your brain and back at speeds of up to four hundred feet per second. With stunning full-color photographs and a fascinating text, award-winning author Seymour Simon continues his fantastic journey through the human body.

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"Full-color photographs, computer simulations, drawings, and three-dimensional models are used to grand effect to clarify, explain, and celebrate the remarkably complex system of brain and nerves.... visually striking... the picture book format works perfectly to complement text with illustrations, but by no means indicates simplicity."
--"Kirkus Reviews, " 7/1/97Simon brings his deft touch to an explanation of the brain and the nervous system. His clear, concise writing style is complemented by stunning color images taken with radiological scanners, such as CAT scans, MRIs, and SEMs (scanning electron microscopes.) Included in his explanation are descriptions of the anatomy and function 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 or index, 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

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