Monday, January 19, 2015

The Electrifying Nervous System by Lainna Callentine M.Ed., M.D.

The Electrifying Nervous System by Lainna Callentine M.Ed., a new full color book about the body's central nervous system.  Filled with sharp, full color glossy photos with vivid, high tech images of the anatomy that appear to jump out at the reader, this is one of the best anatomy  books written for children that I have read.

Written in a graphically appealing style- sharp state of the art, up close photography, bold fonts, and colorful graphics, this informative book is perfect for kids of all ages, even up to high school. This book is not only an authority on all types of body's central nervous system, but it is entertaining to read as well.

This book is divided into chapters or sections based on insect categories.  There is the science of anatomy and physiology, as well as health related information and fun facts.  The plethora of information makes this so much more than an academic text, but also a popular fact and trivia book too.  Any young reader will have a well rounded experience with the combination of science with entertainment.  It is like a documentary for the CNS.

 The presentation of this book- its colorful magazine styled layout, photos and graphics makes this anatomy subject jump out at the reader. The biological complexity portrayed in this  book testifies to God's glory.  This unexpected way of looking at this body system is sure to leave impressionable young minds with a lasting taste of God's magnificent wonder. Having just completed anatomy and learning about the CNS for Nursing school, I found the information to be accurate and the terminology to be consistent with the subject matter.  The scientific and medical depictions and graphs are accurate as well as visually appealing. The explanations as well as the medical illustrations make concepts about the brain, spine and synapses, easy to understand.  I wish I had this book a few years ago as I was taking my anatomy course.  This book is part of a series of God's Wondrous Machine, also published by Master Books.  The only change I would like to see is all these topics in one comprehensive volume rather than nine distinct volumes. As a blogger for Moms of Master Books I received a copy of this for the purpose of writing this review.

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