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Neurological disorders
Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-
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Publication Information:
Woodbridge, CT : Blackbirch Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The world's best computer -- The injured brain -- Brain infections -- Pressure on the brain -- Circulatory problems -- Degenerative diseases -- Brain and mind.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 2.0 48819.
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RC343 .G564 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

Connie Goldsmith is an RN with a master's degree in health. She writes books about history, health, and science for older children including Bombs Over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster and Traumatic Brain Injury: From Concussion to Coma. She also writes children's book reviews and continuing education articles for nurses on a wide variety of professional and disease-specific topics.

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6-10. The focus of both of these books in the new Amazing Brain series is on what happens to the brain when it is affected by disease, injury, or drugs. For example, Addiction examines the ways in which the chemicals in various drugs, ranging from nicotine to heroin, affect the brain and how dependency develops. It makes a nice supplement to the many other sources on drug use that tend to deal more with the legal, moral, and social issues. Neurological Disorders focuses on such diseases and conditions as Alzheimer's, autism, meningitis, cerebral palsy, schizophrenia, and Parkinson's disease. Each short section describes how the disease may damage the brain and what treatments are used. The latest research is covered, with explanations as to why many of the conditions still leave scientists baffled. In both books, the information is condensed, straightforward, and readable, supplemented by excellent color diagrams. A glossary, bibliography, list of Web sites, and a short index are appended in both books. --Todd Morning

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Two attractive books that could easily have been combined into one. Brynie covers the anatomy and physiology of the brain and Goldsmith discusses injuries, infections, conditions caused by pressure and circulation problems, degenerative diseases, and mental illness. Both are well written with good analogies. Sidebars spark interest; one is about Einstein's brain (Physical), another about the use of sentinel chickens to track the spread of encephalitis (Disorders). Both titles have colorful photographs and charts throughout. The diagrams are well labeled and easily understandable, but not quite as informative as those in Steve Parker's The Brain and the Nervous System (RSVP, 1997). Brynie's 101 Questions Your Brain Has Asked about Itself (Millbrook, 1998) cleverly covers the same material with color diagrams.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.