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How to Be a Genius Hardcover – October 5, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 12
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (October 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756655153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756655150
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[T]his heavily illustrated encyclopedic love letter to the human brain...[is] an accessible, fast-paced and informative read." --Publishers Weekly, November 1, 2009

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I cannot keep my 7-year old grandson away from this book.
Romana Fedasiuk
We find him reading it all the time, engrossed in whatever he is reading about at that moment.
Ginger Newberg
It is chock full of information in bright illustrations and interesting layouts.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Canadianladybug on August 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover
In the past few years, you have probably stumbled on news stating the importance of training your brain in order to keep it healthy. I do believe that doing so will help you in being able to remember better some things. But what does it means to train your brain? It means to do actively find puzzles, games and optical illusions that will allow you to stretch the gray matter of your brain.

This book will allow you to do just that and more. Not only will you be able to read more about the brain itself as well as famous scientists, painters or composers but you will find fun activities to do alone or with other throughout the book. The book is divided into eight sections:

Meet Your Brain - this section is presenting you the brain as we know it by showing you the different parts of the brain and explaining the difference between the left side and the right side. It will also explain nerves, neurons and brain waves.
Come to Your Senses - Senses are very helpful to allow you to understand better the world around you. This section will let you discover how your senses can be tricked with exercises and how you can develop your senses in order to better understand how they work. You will also discover who Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was.
How Memory Works - What is memory? This specific section will let you know how to improve your memory, how to pay attention to details and make associations. You will also learn more about Albert Einstein.
Problem Solving - In this section, you can better understand how you learn, discover how to solve mazes and puzzles, explore logic and brainteasers, as well as discover how to resolve math problems. You will also learn more about George Washington Carver (a personality I am fascinated with lately) and Wernher von Braun.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Romana Fedasiuk on January 9, 2012
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I cannot keep my 7-year old grandson away from this book. He keeps reading it day in and day out. What a great book of scientific facts -- well written and easy to follow for a 2nd grader.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Almeria on March 12, 2011
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My 8 year old daughter couldn't wait until this book became available at the local library so I just bought it for her. She is fascinated with the illusions, tricks, and information regarding the brain. The book is entertaining not only for kids but adults as well.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Animaluver on October 12, 2011
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This books includes many interesting topics about the brain and psychology including the 2 hemispheres of the brain and all it's parts, personality, emotions, good and bad habits, creativity, memory, senses, and sections about Mozart and Darwin. It is full of pictures, which are all awesome. I highly recommend this book and am so glad I bought it!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ginger Newberg on September 10, 2011
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We gave this to our son for his 7th birthday, and he LOVES it! We find him reading it all the time, engrossed in whatever he is reading about at that moment. Great purchase!
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By Michael L Detzler on December 21, 2014
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Great for 10 yearolds
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