Crash: The Body in Crisis
Blackbirch Press, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Go deep inside the body to see what happens when organs are injured. See how ruptured arteries put deadly pressure on the brain, and understand the impact of interrupted brain function throughout the body. Then witness as the brain repairs itself and slowly regains the vital connections it had lost.
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