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Title They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts / Carlyn Beccia.
Author Beccia, Carlyn.
Publication New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 182 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Call # J 920 B
Note Includes bibliography (pages 172 - 178) and index.
Audience Age 10-14.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Celebrities -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Human body -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Celebrities. (OCoLC)fst00850072
Human body. (OCoLC)fst01730057
Genre Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9780802737458
0802737455

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