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The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins, HP Newquist

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The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins
Title
The book of blood
Title remainder
from legends and leeches to vampires and veins
Statement of responsibility
HP Newquist
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A thrilling and lively tour of the world of blood, from ancient history to modern science, to dark and often gruesome legends of vampires and plague, this book informs readers about the most important tissue in the body"--
  • "Explores the dark and often gruesome tales about blood. Though common among living beings, this substance is anything but ordinary. People have always feared and respected blood. It spills out at both birth and death--its bright red color like a warning sign--indicating events of the utmost significance. Ancient civilizations couldn't perform religious rituals without the revered liquid. Doctors up through the nineteenth century attempted to cure mysterious illnesses by draining their patients' blood. Scientists only recently began to understand this fascinating fluid: how its microscopic components nourish the entire body, why simple transfusions don't always work, and that bloodletting likely killed people who otherwise would have lived. But back before people understood what blood really was, they had to weave their own explanations. Whether vampire legends, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial rites fascinate or terrify, this comprehensive (and sometimes horrific) investigation into blood's past and present will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little blood-curdling, well, that's half the fun!"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
QP91
LC item number
.N45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins, HP Newquist
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [148]-149) and index
Control code
ocn743431904
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
vii, 152 p.
Isbn
9780547315843
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2011025134
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)743431904
Label
The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins, HP Newquist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [148]-149) and index
Control code
ocn743431904
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
vii, 152 p.
Isbn
9780547315843
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2011025134
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)743431904

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