The Book of Blood

The Book of Blood

From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins

Book - 2012
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Winner of the Magnolia Award

HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from
ancient history to modern science--with an occasional trip to the very strange side of
the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand
this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic
components nourish the entire body.
Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial
rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood's past and present
will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that's half the

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c2012
ISBN: 9780547315843
Branch Call Number: J 612 .11 NEW
Characteristics: vii, 152 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm


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Feb 03, 2013

I have serious concerns about this book's factual content. On the page discussing blood flow to the kidneys, the caption of the illustration directly contradicts the text on the page above it. That makes me wonder what other information may be inaccurate. I would definitely hesitate to recommend this book.

Dec 28, 2012

excellent introductory book to complex history of blood .

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Dec 28, 2012

MATTHEWIUS thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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