What Makes Me Me? Hardcover – 1 Jul 2004
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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
About the Author
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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Caoilin, aged 7
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
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!Read more ›
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I bought this for my 8 year old grandson, but it was his 14 year old sister who really appreciated it. Interesting book though. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mamafred
A really excellent book full of easy to understand facts and beautifully illustrated. . Bought for my granddaughter but I read it before wrapping it u!Published 4 months ago by Granniej
This was a very good book. Enjoyed learning how the body works and what it is made of. Also the pictures help.Published on 21 Mar. 2014 by R Taylor