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It's True! You Eat Poison Every Day (18)

It's True! You Eat Poison Every Day (18)
 

Including facts about both natural and man-made poisons, from foxgloves and hemlock to rat-killer and lead paints, this book also contains many tales of murder, intrigue and accidental death. Here, you can read about toxic wallpaper that killed even bedbugs, find out why Bath bun... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781741146264
Barcode 9781741146264
Published 1 January 2006 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback, New title
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Macinnis, Peter
By Guthridge, Bettina
Series It's True! (part: 18)
Availability Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9781741146264
ISBN-10 1741146267
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 1 January 2006
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Macinnis, Peter
By Guthridge, Bettina
Series It's True! (part: 18)
Category Food Science
Australian
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 106g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 615.9
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Packed with facts about both natural and man-made poisons, from foxgloves and hemlock to rat-killer and lead paints, this book also contains many tales of murder, intrigue and accidental death. Pssst! It's true! This is the best book on poisons you'll ever read. Did you realise that you take poison at least once a day? There's cyanide in apple pips and harm in herbs, not to mention food preservatives, art supplies, fabric dyes and treatments once used for skin care and headlice. In this book, you: read about toxic wallpaper that killed even bedbugs; find out why Bath buns were bad for bun buyers and how poison might cure cancer; and bone up on murder mysteries, including the one about glow-in-the-dark soup. Treat your friends to toxic tales and poisonous plots!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review How can a young reader not pause to pick up any of the It's True!nonfiction series? They have what must surely be the funkiest, attention-grapping titles on any bookshelf loads of utterly fascinating information and trivia delivered in a most engaging flip style. Great fun yet authoritatively researched Cover to cover, they are simply irresistible. Kevin Steinberger, Magpiesvol 20, No. 3, July 2005. truly a fascinating read. Perfect for kids aged eight to 12 Newcastle Herald28/1/06

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Author's Bio

Peter Macinnis has been involved in bringing science to the general public for many years. Formerly a science teacher, he has written a number of school textbooks and science readers, and writes for a number of magazines for adults and children. He left teaching and worked first at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and later at the Australian Museum, before returning to teaching once more, combined with part-time writing. Over the years, he has recorded many talks for radio programs developed by the ABC Science Unit. He is now a full-time writer for adults and children. Peter has dozens of ideas for more It's True! books, including one about camels and one on disgusting food.

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