The Brain Book is a fascinating exploration of the most complex organ in the human body. Composed of billions of nerve cells, the brain 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 brain, 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 brain development
Genetic control of language
Spinal cord injury
Stem cell therapy to treat brain disease
Hundreds of color images, including stunning 3D illustrations and scans, reveal the intricate workings of the brain 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 brain. It is a one-stop reference for understanding the brain and an essential selection for all schools and libraries, and for anyone who wants to further explore the intricacies of this incredible organ.
7.5 x 1 x 9.75 inches
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