A Really Short Journey Through the Body by E. Young (Hardback)

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9780241606223
Published:
19 Oct 2023
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
138 pages
Dimensions:
302x234x20mm
Weight:
0.940kgs
Author:
We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. Want to know why the skin is the biggest organ? Why our brains can see into the future? Or why your eyes are back to front? Packed full of facts, big numbers (such as the amount of microbes that make you) and small numbers (the size of those very tiny microbes) all in full-colour.

'A sure-fire winner . . . sparkles with interest and excitement throughout' - Guardian Best Children's Books of 2023

You'll spend your WHOLE LIFE in your body. So it's only fair you know how it works, right?
This book will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know about the machine that is YOU. From your astonishing brain to your hard-working heart.
Get ready for the BIG questions, like:

How many muscles do you move playing Fortnight? (A twitch of a thumb on the controller uses TEN muscles)Are chillis actually HOT? (Short answer: no. We've been fooled by a plant.)How far can we sneeze? (Your sneeze droplets can reach up to eight meters - which means you could sneeze over an entire class.)


You'll also meet people like Chevalier Jackson, who collected things that people had swallowed by accident (for science, of course). And learn about why we poo (and why it smells).

Packed with facts, history and humour, this beautifully illustrated book, from global bestselling science and history author Bill Bryson (ask your mum, he's the one with the beard), will help you understand the secrets to our bodies and brains.

'Offers children a series of fascinating scientific facts' - Daily Telegraph

About the Author: Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize and is an international bestseller.Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005-2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.

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Number of pages 138

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