Call Number: YA 920.02 B. History
From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging tone, wonderfully creepy subject matter, and delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers. The famous people and their body parts include: Galileo Galilei/Fingers, Louis XIV/Heart, George Washington/Teeth, Franz Joseph Hadyn/Head, Beethoven/Hair, Abraham Lincoln/Body, Chang and Eng Bunker/Liver, Phineas Gage/Skull, John Wilkes Booth/Neck vertebrae, Sarah Bernhardt/Leg, Vincent Van Gogh/Ear, Mata Hari/Head, Albert Einstein/Brain, Elvis Presley/Wart, and Thomas Edison/Last Breath.