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Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 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 Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com.

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Gr 3-6‘In this most recent effort, Simon brings his deft touch to an explanation of the brain and the nervous system. His clear, concise writing style is complemented by stunning color images taken with radiological scanners, such as CAT scans, MRIs, and SEMs (scanning electron microscopes.) Included in his explanation are descriptions of the anatomy and function of the parts of the brain, long and short term memory, neurons, dendrites, and more. The layout is familiar‘a page of text facing a full-page photo. There is no glossary or index, but, as usual, the book is so well organized that they won't be missed.‘Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY

Simon brings his deft touch to an explanation of the brain and the nervous system. His clear, concise writing style is complemented by stunning colorimages taken with radiological scanners, such as CAT scans, MRIs, and SEMs (scanning electron microscopes.) Included in his explanation are descriptions of the anatomy andfunction of the parts of the brain, long and short term memory, neurons, dentrites, and more. The layout is familiar--a page of text facing a full-page photo. There is no glossary orindex, but, as usual, the book is so well organized that they won't be missed.-- "School Library Journal," 8/97"The variety of views and the lucid presentation provide an absorbing introduction to this amazing control system that can do more jobs than the most powerful computer ever made."-- "Horn Book ," September/October, 1997 "Full-color photographs, computer simulations, drawings, and three-dimensional models are used to grand effect to clarify, explain, and celebrate the remarkably complex system ofbrain and nerves.... visually striking... the picture book format works perfectly to complement text with illustrations, but by no means indicates simplicity."--" Kirkus Reviews," 7/1/97

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