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A Guided Tour with No Pictures,
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This review is from: The Human Brain: A Guided Tour (Science Masters) (Paperback)
I ordered this book and it arrived today. I was looking forward to learning about the areas of the brain and what their functions are. The blurb on the back says "What would you see if you removed the skull from the human brain and then slowly worked your way deeper and deeper inside...?"
Indeed, I was very excited about what I would SEE. I shouldn't have got my hopes up. Apart from a few drawn diagrams (none of which labelling different areas of the brain), there are no visual aids in this book; it's all text. How can the book be a "guided tour" without illustrations? The book discusses Broca's Area but it's left up to the reader's imagination to wildly speculate where it sits in the brain. (Or perhaps the elbow, or buttocks - who knows?)
The text is interesting and thorough, but the lack of diagrams is such a disappointment, and it also seems like the book is deceitful in implying it would teach reader's about the different areas of the brain.