Brain Book: Development, Function, Disorder, Health

Item Information
Item#: 9780228100850
Edition 2
Author Ashwell & Restak
Cover Paperback
On Hand 1
On Order 0
 


\"There is something almost magical about a beautiful, colorful, well-illustrated book... It is definitely a useful special topic book in upper middle school and high school.\" <
\\> --National Science Teachers Association Recommends \"This volume is so much more than a beautifully illustrated coffee table book, it is both fascinatingly detailed and extraordinarily readable. No reference li
ary, or lover of good books, should be without a copy.\" <
\\> --Vancouver Sun The Brain Book is a fascinating exploration of the most complex organ in the human body. Composed of billions of nerve cells, the
ain controls our thoughts, movements, behavior and emotions and much more. This comprehensive, approachable and richly illustrated book explores such diverse topics as how we sense the world, consciousness and memory, disease and disorder, the aging

ain, and spinal injury repair. Research moves fast in science and much has been learned since the book was first published in 2012. This new edition includes: Redesigned and captions updated throughout More than 100 new photographs added Text reviewed in detail and updated to reflect the most up-to-date research and novel therapies Genetic control of
ain development Genetic control of language Spinal cord injury Drug abuse Stem cell therapy to treat
ain disease Williams syndrome. Hundreds of color images, including stunning 3D illustrations and scans, reveal the intricate workings of the
ain and show the incredible details beyond what the eye can usually see. Clearly written
in an accessible tone, The Brain Book demystifies the fascinating and complex workings of the
ain. It is a one-stop reference for understanding the
ain and an essential selection for all schools and li
aries, and for anyone who wants to further explore the intricacies of this incredible organ.

Review Quotes
[Review of previous edition:] An informative general introduction, this will well serve the basic science collection.

[Review of previous edition:] There is something almost magical about a beautiful, colorful, well-illustrated book... There is hardly a single page without a full color photograph or illustration. The topics covered are wide ranging.... It is definitely a useful special topic book in upper middle school and high school. It would be particularly useful for a teacher who is interested in preparing some background information for elementary or middle level students.... This would make a good classroom or li
ary reference book.... Those outside the education ranks would also benefit from the use of this book to look up items that might be if interest.

[Review of previous edition:] A deluxe hardcover describing all the
ain's functions, disorders, and diseases, written by a team of international
ain science experts.

[Review of previous edition:] Owning a book on the
ain is a no
ainer, as the saying goes. It is an essential book for yourself and your family.

[Review of previous edition:] Jaw-dropping images--MRIs, micrographs (photographs taken through a microscope), and detailed graphics--which display the
ain like you've never seen, or thought of it, before. But think of it we should.... There's much to learn, and all of it is fascinating.... This volume is so much more than a beautifully illustrated coffee table book, it is both fascinatingly detailed and extraordinarily readable. No reference li
ary, or lover of good books, should be without a copy.

[Review of previous edition:] This could have easily been a very dull tome. It isn't.