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What Makes Me Me? Hardcover – 1 Jul 2004

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; First Edition edition (1 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140530359X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405303590
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 1.3 x 28.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"!What Makes Me Me? is a wide-ranging and involving guide to the human body and personality." The Guardian "A book to inspire budding scientists! One of Britain's most respected minds dips his pen into the pot of children's literature, and the result is marvellous." Good Book Guide "We have all -- adults and children alike -- been tickled by Winston's book, too. It is brilliant, entertaining and canny." Observer (Review) "What Makes Me Me by Robert Winston! is an inventive and compulsive book full of facts about humans". Sunday Times (Culture) "A highly informative and fascinating book." Manchester Evening News "Practically every page sparkles with thought-provoking questions." TES Teacher

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RobertWinston is a practising consultant at Hammersmith Hospital, London andworld leader in the field of human fertility research. A popularauthor and broadcaster of TV programmes such as Human Mind and theaward-winning Human Instincts, he is also Professor of FertilityStudies at Imperial College, London and has been at the forefront ofsocial and ethical issues in science. Sir Winston was Chairman of theHouse of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. He lives inLondon.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Winfield on 16 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Bought it for my daughter as an interesting Christmas present and she could not put it down reading out facts that even I was unaware of.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 2 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is very good. It helps you learn about the body plus it has quizzes!
Caoilin, aged 7
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By katie on 10 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover
What makes me, me? A very interesting question, and one that is explored, mainly from a physical biology point of view......

It begins with elements that we are made of, with a bowl of what we are made of,
then it explains how and why it's not as easy as mixing some elements in a bowl..........

and from there we see the cells, and the body parts and so on,
and learn about DNA, and genetic inheiritance, our differences etc
and more.......

my son likes the idea of creating a body! he even got various elements together, saying, carbon from a pencil etc, in a bowl, and then we saw first hand how just mixing them together doesn't work- and of the infinite complexities of a human body,which when we look at it in the way this book does, quite a miracle that it exists - to gain all these various elements, but them together in a trillion piece 3d jigsaws of cells, put the cells into body parts, and the body parts into the body, and even then, there is more to it......

It doesn't exactly answer the whole question of 'what makes me me', in the spiritual sense, which may warrant another book altogether, but it is an interesting look at what makes me me in the biological/chemistry sense.....

i'm not sure whether to give it four or five stars really, as i think it doesn't fully answer the question in that way, but its worth 5 stars for the excellent information on the side that it does give, and its presented in an easy to understand way, the layout is appealing to look at, which photos, picutures on each page with the writing spaced out amongst the pictures and interesting backgrounds, if all science books were like this at school, i'd probably have learned a lot more!

OK, I'll give it 5 stars then, for what my opinion is worth!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Billy on 28 Nov. 2011
Format: Paperback
Bought this book for my Nephew for Xmas - sat and read it myself and have decided to order another one for my own daughter. Def recommend it for those children with inquisitive minds.
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I bought this book for my 11 year old daughter. She has delved into it a lot and has enjoyed reading it. The tests at the back of the book were fun to do and the one on personality was particularly fun when we did it together. We both learned a lot about the other person. A fun and informative book that I would recommend highly. It ties in well with Year 6/Year 7 topics covered in biology, by helping the pupil read further into this subject.
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These books are brilliant!! Suitable for my 6 & 9 yr old equally. He makes everything fun & really gets questions & thinking going. Even as an adult you will learn things. We are collecting a lot if this range as supports learning in school. Full of colour, things to do, quizzes, some books have pop outs (Utterly Amazing Science is Fab!! & Science Experiments.) Really worth the money.
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Bought this book for my 10 year old daughter for Christmas, she absolutely loves it. Content is easy to understand, filled with fascinating facts and illustrations. The book seem to have ignited in my daughter a fascination for science.
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Gave this to a 9-yo as a birthday gift. It was great for him, although he read it all in one evening. Great except for the too cheekily written male-female brain and traits section that provoked the feminist me way too much!
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