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Stinky science : why the smelliest smells smell so smelly

Author: Edward Kay; Mike Shiell
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book about the science of smells takes a funky subject and makes it fascinating --- and hilarious! It starts with the basics, from the reason why things stink to how our sense of smell works (hint: it has to do with the six million scent receptors way up inside our noses). Then come some specifics such as how and why smells are closely linked to memories, descriptions of some of the stinkiest stinks on Earth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
Picture books for children
Humor
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Juvenile humor
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Kay; Mike Shiell
ISBN: 9781771383820 1771383828
OCLC Number: 1048445290
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 43 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Why some things stink --
and how you know they do --
How you smelt what you got dealt --
The unforgettable funk: smell and memory --
Stinkiest stinks: icky animals and vile vegetation --
The structure of stinks --
Super sniffers.
Responsibility: written by Edward Kay ; illustrated by Mike Shiell.

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This book about the science of smells takes a funky subject and makes it fascinating --- and hilarious! It starts with the basics, from the reason why things stink to how our sense of smell works (hint: it has to do with the six million scent receptors way up inside our noses). Then come some specifics such as how and why smells are closely linked to memories, descriptions of some of the stinkiest stinks on Earth and information about the chemicals that smells are made of.

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