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The Amazing Brain

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Beginning with the simplest view of brain anatomy and operations and using the latest research available, Ornstein and Thomoson give the reader both an actual and a metaphorical picture of the human brain.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 15th 1991 by Mariner Books (first published 1984)
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Dec 30, 2014 Elaine added it
The Amazing Brain is an excellent introduction to the immensely complicated nervous system of a human being. This book is largely fact-based and contains all kinds of information, which may seem very boring, but the author has made all of this extremely interesting. The explanation given is easy to understand and easy to read.
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Received this book as a graduation gift before attending graduate school - one of my favorite reads, and definitely a great resource for describing neurobiology to a wide audience.
Sep 01, 2014 Jimmyle rated it it was amazing
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Great reference, great read!
Mar 29, 2009 Charles rated it really liked it
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Probably somewhat dated by now but I remember it as a really good introduction to some of the fascinating elements about the brain. Good for someone interested in the brain but who doesn't have a lot of background training in the field.
Oct 16, 2008 Charles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfic-science
Dated a bit, of course, having been written in 1984. Has some neat visuals. Primarily meant as an introduction for readers who really aren't very familiar with science or brain biology.
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