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The Great Brain Book

The Great Brain Book

by H.P Newquist, Harvey P. Newquist Illustrated by Keith Kasnot

In addition to history and anatomy of the brain, this cool book with a see-through vinyl jacket includes information on learning and memory, the right brain and left brain, training the brain using memory tricks, phobias, intelligence, and the importance of sleep. Illustrations.

Understanding the brain is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists. We still don't know how the brain creates thoughts! Newquist peels back the layers of the brain to explain what it's made of, how it works, and how to make your brain work for you. From eyeballs to neurons, vivid illustrations show pieces of its complex structure. The historical chapter details how Egyptians scooped out the brains of mummies, and how phrenology developed. Brain surgery and brain abnormalities are explained, as is the function of sleep and dreams. An informal and intriguing look inside your head.

14, 9
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Informational, Reference

About the Authors and Illustrator

H.P Newquist Children's book author HP Newquist has written more than a dozen books, hundreds of magazine articles, and several film documentaries. His most recent book is Scholastic's "The Great Brain Book."
Harvey P. Newquist
Keith Kasnot

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