(Harvey P.) is an American author whose books cover a wide range of topics, from medicine to music. He has also worked as an editor, musician, industry analyst, and video director.
Newquist’s books include the award-winning The Great Brain Book: An Inside Look At The Inside Of Your Head
, cited as an outstanding science book by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. His book The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever
, with Marc Aronson, was selected as a singular book for “The Teen Age” by the New York Public Library. Among his other titles are:
- Here There Be Monsters, nominated upon its release for a New England Booksellers Award
- This Will Kill You: A Guide to the Ways in Which We Go, with Rich Maloof
- The Way They Play Series (including Blues Masters, Hard Rock Masters, Metal Masters, Acoustic Masters), with Rich Maloof
- The Brain Makers
- Virtual Reality
- Yahoo! The Ultimate Desk Reference to the Web
- Legends Of Rock Guitar, with Pete Prown
- Music & Technology
- Space: The Next Business Frontier, with Lou Dobbs
During the 1990s, Newquist was the editor-in-chief of GUITAR
Magazine, and wrote the Disney Channel documentary episode Going Home
featuring Robbie Robertson. He also directed A Portrait
, a documentary featuring John Denver.
Prior to his work in music, Newquist was a business analyst in the artificial intelligence industry. He was editor and publisher of Artificial Intelligence Trends
for ten years, leading to him being referred to as the “dean of AI” The AI timeline he developed for his book The Brain Makers
is frequently cited as a map of the rise and fall of the artificial intelligence industry.
Apart from his writing, he is founder--and currently oversees the development--of The National GUITAR Museum, the first museum dedicated to the evolution and cultural impact of the guitar, which was unveiled in August 2010.
Notably, Newquist does not use periods after the initials of his name on any of his work.