All about sleep from A to ZZZZ

by Scott, Elaine, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QP425.S382 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QP425.S382 2008
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QP425.S382 2008
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QP425.S382 2008
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 612.8 SCO8
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j q 612.8 SCO
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Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
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Have you ever wondered what happens when you go to sleep? There's a lot more to it than you might think. Part of the time, your body is paralyzed. Part of the time your brainwaves are exploding with activity. If something goes wrong in the sleep process, you might find yourself getting dressed or eating a meal without ever waking up - you might even think you're being abducted by aliens. Awardwinning science writer Elaine Scott's clear explanations of what we know about sleep and what's still a mystery, graced by John O'Brien's lighthearted line drawings, will give you a whole new understanding of that third of your life that you spend asleep.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Science writer Scott, whose previous books include Close Encounters: Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope (1998) and Poles Apart: Why Penguins and Polar Bears Will Never Be Neighbors (2004), discusses a familiar yet mysterious experience: sleep. The book covers a range of topics, including circadian rhythms, dreams, and the functions and stages of sleep. Though historical figures such as Aristotle and Freud come up in the discussion, Scott makes clear that scientists today are continually learning more about the nature and significance of sleep. A large, imaginative cartoon-style drawing appears in each of the 10 short chapters, and sidebars discuss related topics briefly. Though the vocabulary may be challenging for younger students (the jacket flap indicates ages 9-11), the text is clearly written and informative. A list of recommended books and Internet sites is appended. O'Brien's droll ink drawings and intriguing jacket illustration will draw readers to this inviting book.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sleep -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Viking,2008
Contributors O'Brien, John, 1953-
Audience Ages 9-11.
Language English
Description 58 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 56) and index.
ISBN 9780670061884 (hardcover)
0670061883 (hardcover)
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