It's True! You Eat Poison Every Day by Peter MacInnis


It's True! You Eat Poison Every Day by Peter MacInnis

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!


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

About the Author

Peter Macinnis has been involved in bringing science to the general public for many years. Formerly a science teacher, he has written several 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 writer for multi-media products with WebsterWorld, an Australian online encyclopedia, and he edits The Communicator, the organ of the Australian Science Communicators. Peter has dozens of ideas for more It's True! books, including one about camels and one on disgusting food.

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88 pages
Interest Age: From 8 To 11


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Publication date

1st January 2006



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