What Makes Your Body Work? by Gill Arbuthnott


What Makes Your Body Work? by Gill Arbuthnott

What Makes Your Body Work introduces some of the body's major organs and systems through experiments that the reader can preform. From understanding why the brain can decipher ltteers in a wrod in the wrnog oredr to measuring your own lung volume, What Makes Your Body Work is bursting full of insightful and brilliant ways to discover what makes our bodies tick. Packed full of eye-catching illustrations and explanatory diagrams as well as truly fascinating experiments that can be performed easily, Gill Arbuthnott takes readers on journey to reveal the answers behind what really makes your body work.


...bursting full of insightful and brilliant ways to discover what makes our bodies tick...it's easy to read and for children to remember what they have learnt. -- Sarah Brew www.parentsintouch.co.uk

About the Author

Gill Arbuthnott

Gill Arbuthnott: "I was born and brought up in Edinburgh, so completely failed to appreciate what a wonderful place it was until I'd lived somewhere else! I studied Zoology at St Andrews University, then did a couple of years medical research in Southampton, but I didn't take to the south of England… When I came back to Edinburgh I took up a biology teaching post, and I've been here ever since.
I'm married, have two children, one cat and occasional use of a snake. I live in the Bruntsfield/Morningside area of Edinburgh, where it now seems to be compulsory to live if you write (or perhaps to write if you live...).
I teach Biology part time, though it often feels like full time, and write whenever I get the chance, which isn't nearly often enough."


What is the maddest thing you have ever done?

Which of the mad scientists would you have liked to meet and why?

Which discovery would you have liked to have made?

What do you think is the best discovery made by a scientist?

It’s not an important discovery, but it has made a lot of people very happy… The discovery of how to make chocolate so that it starts to melt at the temperature of the human mouth!

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

9th April 2015



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