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Title:
They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts
Author:
Beccia, Carlyn, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
182 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and uses them as springboards for exploring topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging, conversational tone of the text, the wonderfully creepy subject matter, and the delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers. The famous people and their body parts include: Galileo Galilei / Fingers; Louis XIV / Heart; George Washington / Teeth; Franz Haydn / Head; Beethoven / Hair; Abraham Lincoln / Body; Cheng and Eng Bunker / Liver; Phineas Gage / Skull; John Wilkes Booth / Neck vertebrae; Vincent Van Gogh / Ear; Sarah Bernhardt / Leg; Mata Hari / Head; Albert Einstein / Brain; Elvis Presley / Wart; Thomas Edison / Last Breath"--
General Note:
Includes bibliography (pages 172 - 178) and index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Age 10-14.
ISBN:
9780802737458
Format :
Book