Smell (Explore Your Senses)

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9780761407379: Smell (Explore Your Senses)

This informative and entertaining series by well-known children's science author Laurence Pringle reveals to young readers the inner workings of each of the five senses. The accessible text puts the scientific aspects of the senses into the context of our everyday surroundings. There are numerous color photographs and diagrams to help illustrate the functions of the senses and the fascinating differences found between humans and animals. In addition to finding out how the senses work, students will learn the reasons behind problems that sometimes occur with each sense. At the end of each volume there is an extensive glossary of important terms. This thorough series provides a wide range of information and offers wonderful insights into these basic yet crucial elements of our existence.

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Gr 4-6-Highly readable titles that contain a considerable amount of information. Hearing examines sound waves, how sound is measured, the outer and inner ears, and the brain and hearing. Smell details the structure of the nose, discusses the role of the brain in smelling, smell and taste, and scent memories. Taste covers taste buds and taste cells, taste and smell, "Supertasters," and other topics. The colorful, well-placed diagrams and photos with informative captions will help children understand the concepts presented. However, the placement of chapter headings is somewhat confusing. They are located at the top of odd-numbered pages even though chapters begin on even-numbered pages. Steve Parker's "The Human Body" series (Watts, 1989; o.p.) is comparable in content, but not as well written. Anna Sandeman's Senses (Copper Beach, 1995), aimed at a slightly younger audience, is not as comprehensive.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY

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"These titles contain excellent coverage of the individual topics....The material is filled with information and enjoyable to read." -- Appraisal-Science Books for Young People, Spring/Summer/Fall 2000

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