You & Your Amazing Brain: A Book of Brains and How They Work (Paperback)

You & Your Amazing Brain: A Book of Brains and How They Work By Clive Gifford, Anne Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Clive Gifford, Anne Wilson (Illustrator)
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A fascinating book full of insights into how the brain controls your actions, reactions and emotions in ways you've never imagined. 

Get to know the grey matter that's living in your head in this brilliant book, full of astounding facts and detailed illustrations, taking you on a complete tour of our own brains as well as brains throughout nature.

You & Your Strange Brain includes an unusual mix of surprising science, history, natural world examples, cultural amusement and astonishing stories all focused on brains, intelligence and learning in humans and other animals.

Discover why you can’t tickle yourself, why adults like foods they hated as children and how some sneaky creatures have the ability to take over the brains of other species.

Learn about the mechanics of the mind, the parts of the brain, memory, language, creativity and the role of sleep. Other topics covered include how the brain allows you to think, guess and make assumptions as well as how it copes with problem-solving, fear, stress, phobias and even optical illusions.

This truly detailed book is the complete guide into the workings of the brain, perhaps the most intricate and powerful organ in the whole natural world!

About the Author

Clive Gifford has traveled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots, and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and has received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian, and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colors of History (QEB). Clive lives in Manchester, UK. 

Anne Wilson has an MA in illustration from Central St Martins College of Art, London and has been an illustrator for over 15 years. Much of her work is inspired by everyday life, pattern, color, and shape. Born on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, Anne now lives in the much less remote town of Reading, England.

Praise For…

"Kids and adults will find this title amusing and educational."—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780711283626
ISBN-10: 0711283621
Publisher: words & pictures
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 80
Language: English