The Brain: Our Nervous System

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Morrow Junior Books, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The brain is the control center for everything from memories to movement, eyesight to emotions. This incredible computer processes messages from billions of microscopic cells called neurons, which link up to form nerves. Covering every inch of the body, nerves can carry messages from your fingertip to your brain and back at speeds of up to four hundred feet per second. With stunning full-color photographs and a fascinating text, award-winning author Seymour Simon continues his fantastic journey through the human body.

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User Review  - Megan Miller - Goodreads

This is an informational picture book for older elementary students. It gives a lot of good information but it is not well organized and there is no table of contents. The pictures are very vivid. Read full review

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User Review  - Jordan Williams - Goodreads

Fun informational book about the human brain. This book has some gross, yet cool pictures about the human brain. I feel kids will have fun learning about their most powerful tool, the brain! Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.

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