Transplants

 
Cover: Transplants
 
 

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Summary

Organ transplantation has come a long way in the past decades. What role has innovation played in these advances? This book helps kids understand the concept of innovation and how it can be used to help overcome and solve many problems.

Specifications

Leveling

  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 124423
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.6
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • History and Mystery
  • Thinking Small
  • How to Fool a Cell
  • Transplants of the Future
  • Giants in the Field
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author

Reviews

School Library Journal

Brief in scope, these titles make medical topics accessible. Surgery begins with a child needing stitches, then turns to a history of the field, with references to new techniques. In Disease, a doctor giving an injection to a youngster explains how it is easier to fight disease today than in the past. The bulk of the text discusses discoveries over the ages in diagnosis and treatment. Transplants opens with two brothers watching Frankenstein; the focus of the work is on the history and future of transplants, and cell biology. It updates Sandra Giddens and Owen Giddens’s more comprehensive Future Techniques in Surgery (Rosen, 2003). The medical terminology in these volumes is explained clearly and supplemented by sidebars. Well-captioned color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions break up the sometimes dry text. A few of the illustrations, such as that of a kidney being removed in Transplants, may be too graphic for squeamish students. The books supply enough material for short reports or for children interested in the topics. They fill a need for current children’s medical materials and are worthy purchases.

— Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH

Contributors

Author: Susan H. Gray

Susan H. Gray has a master’s degree in zoology. She has written more than 70 science and reference books for children and especially loves writing about animals. Gray also likes to garden and play the piano. She lives in Cabot, Arkansas, with her husband, Michael, and many pets.

 

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