Brain: A 21st Century Look at a 400 Million Year Old Organ

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Brain: A 21st Century Look at a 400 Million Year Old Organ features Museum Mice Wallace and Darwin. They're ready to take young readers on a remarkable journey into the Brain! In good order and with contagious curiosity they explore big brains and little brains, heavy brains and light brains, cortexes, synapses, nervous systems, motor systems and sensory systems, and how the whole picture fits together and why you are born with 100 billion neurons - that's 100,000,000,000 of them all inside you. What kind of brain does a fruit fly have? Do plants need brains or can they get by without one? What animal had the first brain? Does brain-size matter and what makes the human brains different from those of other species? These and many others questions are answered in this book.

Author Robert DeSalle is a Curator in the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Authors: Rob DeSalle and Patricia J Wynne
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing Inc
Publishing Date: October, 2010


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