The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and by HP Newquist PDF

By HP Newquist

Winner of the Magnolia Award

 

HP Newquist takes younger readers on a fascinating journey of the realm of blood, from
ancient heritage to trendy science—with an occasional journey to the very unusual aspect of
the most crucial tissue in bodies. Oddly adequate, scientists started to comprehend
this attention-grabbing fluid in simple terms in the prior 100 years and the way its microscopic
components nourish the full physique.
Whether the stories of vampires, medieval clinical practices, and Mayan sacrificial
rites captivate or terrify, this entire research into blood’s earlier and current
will without doubt enthrall. And if this account is a bit bloodcurdling, good, that’s part the
fun!

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