Some FAQs about The First Brain:
Q: What is it about?
A: Science, neuroscience and my favorite flatworms, the planarians.
Q: Is it good?
A: I love it! (;-)
Q: Is it too technical?
A: Not at all! The First Brain is a popular science book. I wrote it specifically with the interested layperson in mind. You will not need any scientific training. I do not patronize the reader though; I strongly believe that science is accessible to all who want to understand it and I want its beauty undiluted.
The book is also available in Kindle format and you can download a sample. You can also take a look at the table of contents here. I hope you enjoy it; tell me what you think!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I – FUNDAMENTALS
Chapter 1. Science
Chapter 2. Biomedical Research
PART II – THE SCIENCE OF THE BRAIN
Chapter 3. An introduction to the neurosciences
Chapter 4. The human brain
Chapter 5. Some brief thoughts on pharmacology
PART III – PLANARIANS
Chapter 6. Planarians
Chapter 7. Planarians in modern biology
Chapter 8. Planarians in the popular culture: The arts, science fiction, fantasy and humor
PART IV – THE FIRST BRAIN
Chapter 9. The first brain
Chapter 10. From corals and plants to planarians and rats
Oxford University Press sent a promotional code (20%) for the hardcover that I wish to share with you. I do not know for how long is it valid for. Thanks for looking!