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The Resource They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts, Carlyn Beccia

They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts, Carlyn Beccia

Label
They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts
Title
They lost their heads!
Title remainder
what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts
Statement of responsibility
Carlyn Beccia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and uses them as springboards for exploring topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging, conversational tone of the text, the wonderfully creepy subject matter, and the delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers. The famous people and their body parts include: Galileo Galilei / Fingers Louis XIV / Heart George Washington / Teeth Franz Hayden / Head Beethoven / Hair Abraham Lincoln / Body Cheng and Eng Bunker / Liver Phineas Gage / Skull John Wilkes Booth / Neck vertebrae Vincent Van Gogh / Ear Sarah Bernhardt / Leg Mata Hari / Head Albert Einstein / Brain Elvis Presley / Wart Thomas Edison / Last Breath"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beccia, Carlyn
Dewey number
920.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Age 10-14
LC call number
CT107
LC item number
.B425 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities
  • Human body
  • Curiosities and wonders
Target audience
juvenile
Label
They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts, Carlyn Beccia
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliography (pages 172 - 178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780802737472
Lccn
2017024255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1155116
  • (OCoLC)on1019834076
  • (OCoLC)1019834076
  • 1155116
  • 1155116
Label
They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts, Carlyn Beccia
Publication
Note
Includes bibliography (pages 172 - 178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780802737472
Lccn
2017024255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1155116
  • (OCoLC)on1019834076
  • (OCoLC)1019834076
  • 1155116
  • 1155116

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