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

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

Label
They lost their heads! : Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts
Title
They lost their heads!
Title remainder
Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts
Statement of responsibility
Carlyn Beccia
Title variation
They lost their heads!
Title variation remainder
what happened to Washingtons teeth, Einsteins brain, and other famous body parts
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"--
Summary
Presents biographical information about famous figures and anecdotal accounts of their missing body parts, highlighting curiosities of forensics, brain science, cloning, and organ donation
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639013
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities
  • Human body
  • Human Body
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts
Label
They lost their heads! : Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts, Carlyn Beccia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (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
Contents
The beginning or the end? -- Dead bodies 101 -- Inês de Castro: till death do us part -- Loved to death -- Galileo Galilei: hanging by his fingernails -- Invasion of the body snatchers -- King Louis XIV: eat your heart out -- Bon appétit! Bites and bits -- George Washington: straight from the horse's mouth -- Buried ... but not quite dead -- Franz Joseph Haydn: a piece of his mind -- Phrenology -- a bumpy history -- Ludwig van Beethoven: splitting hairs -- Some hairy history -- Abraham Lincoln: from the cradle to the grave -- Pickling picks -- Chang and Eng Bunker: stuck on you -- It's fun to share -- Phineas Gage : a hole in one -- Bury the hatchet and then some -- John Wilkes Booth : saving his neck -- Another spiny tale -- Sarah Bernhardt : break a leg -- You're pulling my leg -- Vincent van Gogh : lend me your ear -- Artsy extras -- Mercy Brown : a heartless vampire -- The dead vs. the undead (a field guide) -- Mata Hari : I spy a head -- Lost and never found -- Albert Einstein : picking his brain -- Bits on brains -- Elvis Presley : warts and all -- Cloning body parts -- Recycling bits : first steps -- A happily ever afterlife -- The most wanted -- Corpse medicine -- Deathly decor -- Dead-end jobs -- Unloved bits -- Thomas Alva Edison : last gasps
Control code
21391945
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780802737458
Lccn
2017024255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834076
Label
They lost their heads! : Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts, Carlyn Beccia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (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
Contents
The beginning or the end? -- Dead bodies 101 -- Inês de Castro: till death do us part -- Loved to death -- Galileo Galilei: hanging by his fingernails -- Invasion of the body snatchers -- King Louis XIV: eat your heart out -- Bon appétit! Bites and bits -- George Washington: straight from the horse's mouth -- Buried ... but not quite dead -- Franz Joseph Haydn: a piece of his mind -- Phrenology -- a bumpy history -- Ludwig van Beethoven: splitting hairs -- Some hairy history -- Abraham Lincoln: from the cradle to the grave -- Pickling picks -- Chang and Eng Bunker: stuck on you -- It's fun to share -- Phineas Gage : a hole in one -- Bury the hatchet and then some -- John Wilkes Booth : saving his neck -- Another spiny tale -- Sarah Bernhardt : break a leg -- You're pulling my leg -- Vincent van Gogh : lend me your ear -- Artsy extras -- Mercy Brown : a heartless vampire -- The dead vs. the undead (a field guide) -- Mata Hari : I spy a head -- Lost and never found -- Albert Einstein : picking his brain -- Bits on brains -- Elvis Presley : warts and all -- Cloning body parts -- Recycling bits : first steps -- A happily ever afterlife -- The most wanted -- Corpse medicine -- Deathly decor -- Dead-end jobs -- Unloved bits -- Thomas Alva Edison : last gasps
Control code
21391945
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780802737458
Lccn
2017024255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834076

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