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Deadly Diseases (Horrible Science) [Paperback]

Nick Arnold , Tony De Saulles
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4 Feb 2008 Horrible Science
Science with the squishy bits left in! What happened when a nurse drank diarrhoea? Why does deadly cholera make your skin turn blue? Which scientist used eyeballs as food for bacteria? Get the awful answers in Deadly Diseases!

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; New Edition edition (4 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439944465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439944465
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 419,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since 1996 writer Nick Arnold and illustrator Tony de Saulles have been amusing, informing and grossing-out their readers with their enormously popular and award-winning series of Horrible Science books. From Blood, Bones and Body Bits to Space, Stars and Slimy Aliens, these books cover every subject known to science. Nick Arnold has been writing stories since he was a boy and even then his favourite topics were horrible goings-on - the more gruesome the better. So you see he hasn't changed a bit. His first published work came about when he was working on a project teaching children about nature for the University of North London. This led on to magazine articles and one day Nick had the brilliant idea, that if he could write articles he could also write books! Since then Nick has lost count of the number of books he's written.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Digusting but Brilliant !!!! 13 Jan 2002
By A Customer
This is a really interesting book full of really revolting facts about illnesses. As with all the other Horrible Science books, it has stories, tests, jokes and quizzes, which make it a great read.
Beware though. After reading this book you may start to think you have all the horrible diseases in it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars sickening science... 13 Jan 2008
Science with the squishy bits left in! Deadly Diseases will leave you squirming for more! Are you dying to discover...which dedicated nurse drank diarrhoea? How maggots can help get rid of germs? Why a scientist used eyeballs as food for bacteria? If you think you can stomach the sick side of Science, and then read on to find out about all kinds of illnesses from the common cold to cruel cholera, why ancient doctors thought nasty pongs caused disease and what happens to your body when it comes under attack. With fantastic fact files and curious quizzes, teacher tests and crazy cartoons, Deadly Diseases is crammed with info! Science has never been so horrible See letters to a grim doctor and his replies back to the people. This book is just revolting! It makes you just want to through up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Are you aching to discover:-

what happened when a nurse drank diarrhoea?
which scientist used eyeballs as food for bacteria?
why deadly cholera makes your skin turn blue?

'If you think you can stomach the `sick' side of Science then read on, as we cough up the details on some seriously dangerous diseases.
From the common cold to shocking smallpox, find out what happens when your body comes under attack from germs.

With sickening sick notes, and dreadful disease fact files, crazy cartoons, teacher tests and curious quizzes, 'Deadly Diseases' is brimming with info!

160 pages, split over 13 chapters:-

* Introduction
* The sickening facts
* Gruesome germs
* Your battling body
* Medical miracles
* Lucky lifesavers
* Raging plague
* Cruel cholera
* Vicious viruses
* Yellow death
* Smallpox smashed
* Nasty newcomers
* Epilogue - a sickening future?

written in a variety of fonts in the usual Nick Arnold entertaining style.
Black and white illustrations throughout, as well as 'Bet you never knew' and `Health News' fact-boxes.

'Science has never been so horrible!'
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5.0 out of 5 stars more gruesome education 25 April 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Another book which my 14 year old can't put down, written in a jokey manner which seems to appeal to teenagers, you can just dip in and out, no need to read straight through, read a bit then go back to it, great stuff
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic information presented in an entertaining way 5 Jun 2011
By Katie's Mum - Published on Amazon.com
My seven year old girl is not very typical of her age and sex. We are always on the hunt for interesting books as she prefers fact to fiction. There is something wonderful about the horrible series. She is a massive fan of horrible science and horrible histories.
This book is to be savored. It probably won't be read from cover to cover, in order. It *will* be read however. And some passages will be read and read and read aloud!
The book contains comic strips, jokes, drawings, text. She goes back to it like a good friend. Suitability? Boys and quirky girls age 6- 16. Would be amazing for a reluctant boy reader.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series and author 12 Jan 2009
By Greg Brown - Published on Amazon.com
My son loves science and he loves this book, he can hardly put it down and finished reading with comprehension in a quick time. I bought another of this authors books called, "The Stunning Science of Everything." I wish I could get the boxed sets.
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