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Everything you know about the human body is wrong

Author: Matt Brown
Publisher: London : Batsford, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Does giving kids sugar make them hyperactive? Is there such a thing as being double-jointed? And is it actually dangerous to swim after eating? Covering everything from pseudoscience to recent research, Everything You Know About the Human BodyIs Wrong debunks the myths we've all taken for granted since childhood. Written by Matt Brown in his trademark humorous style, this book tells you the truth about bodily  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Brown
ISBN: 9781849944311 1849944318
OCLC Number: 1023736390
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Body basics --
Same thing, different name --
Organs --
A miscellanea of dodgy folk tales --
The microscopic body --
Sex myths --
The hungry body --
Five food myths that don't pass muster --
Body oddities --
An A-Z of quackery --
The body compromised --
Famous bodies --
Are you pronouncing it wrong? --
Other myths, misconceptions and misnomers --
Let's make up a new wave of false facts.
Responsibility: Matt Brown.

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A highly entertaining book debunking the many myths about the human body. Is it dangerous to swim after eating? Does sugar make kids go hyper? And is there such as thing as being 'double-jointed'?  Read more...

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'This lovely little hard-backed book is one that you will want to dip into often.' * School Science Review *

 
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