How to Be a Genius

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How to Be a Genius

By John Woodward; Serge Seidlitz (Illustrator); Andy Smith (Illustrator)

DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), Hardcover, 9780756655150, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

Description

This incredible book tells you how the brain works, how it helps you survive in the world, and how it makes you the person that you are. You can study the different functions, areas, and states of the brain, and at each stage, there are cool games, quizzes, puzzles, brain teasers, and more! The activities show readers how their brains can work even better, making this a challenging, informative, and practical book; the only one of its kind on the market.



About the Author
John Woodward is a senior policy analyst at RAND where he works on national security, intelligence, and technology policy issues. He is particularly interested in biometrics and surveillance technologies. He has testified about these technologies before Congress and the congressionally created Commission on Online Child Protection. Prior to joining RAND full-time in 2000, Mr. Woodward served as an Operations Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency for twelve years. His overseas assignments included tours in East Asia and East Africa. Mr. Woodward received his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He was a Thouron Scholar at the London School of Economics, University of London, where he received his M.S. in Economics. He received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Roderick R. McKelvie, a U.S. District Court Judge in Wilmington, Delaware.



Andy Smith has been editor of SXSWORLD magazine since its inception in 2006. Prior to that, he was associate editor of Pop Culture Press magazine and once taught high school journalism. He has lived in Austin off and on since 1991, not coincidentally the same year he first attended SXSW.