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BODYOLOGY

THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF OUR BODIES


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    •16 gripping stories on the body•Popular science from the Wellcome charityEver wondered what it’s like to be struck by lightning, or to lose your sense of smell, or if we will ever cure baldness? Heard about the woman who was saved by bees —or the window cleaner who fell 472ft off the top of a skyscraper and lived?It’s time for some Bodyology. Orginally written for Wellcome, the global health charity, Bodyology’s stories explore the mysteries of the human body. They follow the scientists inves- tigating our limbs, organs and senses: how our eyes and ears work, how we respond to viruses and allergies; how some people survive disaster. Each chapter is packed with insight.Tuck into some thrilling science that reveals more about you and your family and friends.ContentsWhat’s it like to be struck by lightning?Why do we colour hair ?The man with the golden bloodWhy dieters can’t rely on calories3D printers can now make body partsHow to fall to your death and live to tell the taleThe quest to explain miscarriagesSeeking a ‘cure’ for male baldnessHow a bee sting saved a woman’s lifeThe global trend for ‘kangaroo’ babiesWhat it means to lose your sense of smellThe doctor aiming to end eye painAre allergies a defence against noxious chemicals?Why business is going slow on the male pillHow virtual reality headsets aid remote surgeryShhh! What exactly is the menopause?All these stories were commissioned and published under a Creative Commons licence by Mosaic Science, a project founded by Wellcome, a health charity. Mosaic Science has published dozens of stories exploring the science people care about. Canbury Press has gathered together some of the finest in this collection and a sister title, *Brainology *(ISBN: 9781912454006).

    Detalhes do Produto

      • Edição:  1
      • Ano de Edição: 2018
      • Ano:  2018
      • País de Produção: Canada
      • Código de Barras:  2020104758209
      • ISBN:  9780995497870

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