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The sense of touch

Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: New York : Children's Press, ©2009.
Series: True book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the role of the sense of touch in human life; the parts played by the skin, nerves and brain in feeling; pain and other reactions to touch; technological developments afffecting touch; and the psychological importance of the sense.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Landau
ISBN: 0531168743 9780531168745 9780531218365 0531218368 9780531218368
OCLC Number: 182662556
Description: 48 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 Feeling Your Way: How can your sense of touch come to your rescue? 7 --
2 Getting the Message: How does pain reach your brain? 11 --
3 Out of Touch: What is a phantom limb? 21 --
Amazing Arm: What's a "bionic arm"? 26 --
4 Technology and Touch: What is transatlantic touch? 29 --
5 We Need Touch So Much: Can touch be a life-saver? 35 --
True Statistics 43.
Series Title: True book.
Responsibility: Elaine Landau.

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Describes the role of the sense of touch in human life; the parts played by the skin, nerves and brain in feeling; pain and other reactions to touch; technological developments afffecting touch; and the psychological importance of the sense.

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