The Resource The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins, HP Newquist, (electronic resource)

The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins, HP Newquist, (electronic resource)

Label
The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins
Title
The book of blood
Title remainder
from legends and leeches to vampires and veins
Statement of responsibility
HP Newquist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newquist, H. P.
Dewey number
612.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP91
LC item number
.N45 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blood
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Careers
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / General
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / General
  • Blood
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins, HP Newquist, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=818A5E62-5584-4E81-94FA-098388E9C131
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [148]-149) index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn809669642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (152 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547822693
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809669642
Label
The book of blood : from legends and leeches to vampires and veins, HP Newquist, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=818A5E62-5584-4E81-94FA-098388E9C131
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [148]-149) index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn809669642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (152 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547822693
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809669642

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