Your Head Shape Reveals Your Personality!: Science’s Biggest Mistakes about the Human Body

by Christine Zuchora-Walske

Part of a Series: Science Gets It Wrong.

"Your organs eat blood and use it for fuel. Sickness comes from bad air. Radiation can cure everything from aches and pains to upset stomachs. " Once widely regarded as scientific facts, these are just a few of the outdated beliefs addressed in this engaging volume. Each of the eleven archaic theories has its own section, delineated by a different-colored background. The concepts range from extremely dated (bloodletting as a means of curing diseases) to fairly modern, but recently outdated (left brain vs. right brain binary when in reality both halves are utilized in most brain functions). Where relevant, period photographs and drawings appear alongside contemporary ones to contrast and highlight the differences in beliefs. Throughout, bolded vocabulary words are defined at the bottom of the page on which they appear. The main text is set in rounded ivory boxes, making the layouts striking and easy to follow. Back matter includes source notes, books and Web sites for further information, a link to educational resources from the publisher, and an index.

ISBN: 9781467736619

JLG Release: January 2015

JLG Member Price

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Trim Size

    6 3/8" x 9 1/4"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.9, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.7, Points: 4


    Level: 880L

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