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They Lost Their Heads! : What Happened To Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, And Other Famous Body Parts

by Carlyn Beccia

Synopsis

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 springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging tone, wonderfully creepy subject matter, and 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 Joseph Hadyn / Head Beethoven / Hair Abraham Lincoln / Body Chang and Eng Bunker / Liver Phineas Gage / Skull John Wilkes Booth / Neck vertebrae Sarah Bernhardt / Leg Vincent Van Gogh / Ear Mata Hari / Head Albert Einstein / Brain Elvis Presley / Wart Thomas Edison / Last Breath

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Copyright year 2019
ISBN-13 9780802737472
ISBN-10 0802737471
Class Copyright
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 87 MB
Number of Pages 192
Length of Recording 6
Language ENG
Shelf No. NC720
Grade Range 3-7
Ages 10-14
Lexile 1010L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks