"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 " Once widely regarded as scientific facts, these are just a few of the outdated beliefs addressed in this engaging volume.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 The concepts range from extremely dated (bloodletting as a means of curing diseases) to fairly modern, but recently outdated (left brain vs. right brain binary when in reality both halves are utilized in most brain functions).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.
Your Head Shape Reveals Your Personality!: Science’s Biggest Mistakes about the Human BodyBook Verdict
ISBN: 9781467736619 Format: Print Book Edition: Library edition Publisher: Lerner Page Count: 32 Trim Size: 6 3/8" x 9 1/4" Dewey Classification: 610.9 Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.9, Points: 1 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.7, Points: 4 Lexile: Level: 880L
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