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

著者: H P Newquist
出版商: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, ©2012.
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"HP Newquist's thrilling volume 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
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类型/形式: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
材料类型: 少年观众
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所有的著者/提供者: H P Newquist
ISBN: 9780547315843 0547315848
OCLC号码: 743431904
目标对象: Middle School
描述: 152 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
内容: Real blood --
The mystery inside --
Making progress --
Smaller than sand --
Making blood --
Where the blood flows --
The blood's battleground --
Red blood, blue blood, clear blood, cold blood --
The creeps --
The undead --
Flowing, but not freely.
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"HP Newquist's thrilling volume 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!"--

"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"--

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