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The nervous system
Llamas, Andreu.
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Uniform Title:
Sistema nerviosa. English
Publication Information:
Milwaukee, Wis. : Gareth Stevens Pub., 1998.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Explains the structures and functions of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system including the autonomic systems.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.9 1.0 24618.
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QP361.5 .L5313 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
QP361.5 .L5313 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Human Body is a four-volume series specially designed to study the remarkable structures and processes that are part of all of us. Each volume offers young readers detailed information about the multitude of functions that occur continuously inside the human body. Accurate, easy-to-understand text accompanied by detailed color illustrations work together to provide a clear picture of what enables the extraordinary machine that is the human body to work smoothly and efficiently.

Brain, spinal cord, nerves, senses, and more -- how can so many parts and pieces work together so smoothly? The Nervous System presents an exciting opportunity to readily grasp topics that may seem, at first, too complicated to understand. Clearly labeled illustrations help readers visualize and simplify the processes involved in receiving, interpreting, and responding to stimuli -- and put essential knowledge of the human body quickly and easily into their hands.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 8^-12. A lot of complex information is explained in these basic introductions to human anatomy and physiology in The Human Body series, which was first published in Spain. The design is clear, with lavish full-color illustrations and diagrams. Each double-page spread takes a topic (the autonomic nervous system, arterial circulation, etc.): the left-hand page looks at what it is, the right-hand discusses how it works. The science is sophisticated; the writing and diagrams are technical, but the design, which is less intimidating than a comprehensive reference book, makes it possible to concentrate on one small piece at a time. There is additional end matter that includes a glossary, a bibliography of other series books, and a list of videos and Web sites. Other titles are listed in this issue's Series Roundup. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These books about the human body are short on clearly presented information and long on confusing illustrations. Digestion, for example, describes how pancreatic juice "...travels through Santorini's duct and the duct of Wirsung to enter the duodenum at the ampulla of Vater." This is an unnecessarily complex explanation of this part of the digestive process for the intended audience. The illustrations show various organs floating in white space with no sense of proportion to other structures. The "Interpretation of a Stimulus as Pain" diagram in The Nervous System simply shows a blue arrow traveling up the spinal cord. Forget this series and stick with the many clearly written titles available on this topic.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.