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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
For: Age 15 to adults
Subject: Human biology, psychology
Rating: 4.5 stars (158 reviews)
Price: $16.00
Page: 448 pages
By: Norman Doidge

From Publishers Weekly
For years the doctrine of neuroscientists has been that the brain is a machine: break a part and you lose that function permanently. But more and more evidence is turning up to show that the brain can rewire itself, even in the face of catastrophic trauma: essentially, the functions of the brain can be strengthened just like a weak muscle. Scientists have taught a woman with damaged inner ears, who for five years had had “a sense of perpetual falling,” to rega (more…)

Janice VanCleave’s Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series)
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Biology / Activity book
Rating: 4.5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 240 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

What’s the effect of osmosis on a raisin? How is water transported through plant stems? What’s the best way to grow penicillin? How are butterflies different from moths? Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you’ll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and fi (more…)