: The curious science of our bodies

26th April, 2018

£8.99 £8.99 Save 0% | Paperback


Ever wondered what it's like to be hit by lightning or to lose your sense of smell? Heard about the woman saved by bee stings - or the window cleaner who survived a 400ft fall?

Originally written for the Wellcome charity, these 16 stories by leading science writers explore the mysteries of the human body. Learn about everything from diets to allergies, hair colour to rare blood, and from allergies to remote surgery.


  • What's it like to be struck by lightning?
  • Why do we colour hair?
  • The man with the golden blood
  • Why dieters can't rely on calories
  • 3D printers can now make body parts
  • How to fall from a skyscraper and live to tell the tale
  • The quest to explain miscarriages
  • Seeking a 'cure' for male baldness
  • How bee stings saved a woman's life
  • The global trend for 'kangaroo' babies
  • What it means to lose your sense of smell
  • The doctor aiming to end eye pain
  • Could allergies be a defence against noxious chemicals?
  • Why business is going slow on the male pill
  • How virtual reality headsets aid remote surgery
  • Shhh! What exactly is the menopause?

Details & Specs

Publisher: Canbury Press

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780995497863

Publication Date: 26th April, 2018

Pages: 269

Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

Availability: Temporarily unavailable

Customer Reviews

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review by clicking below!

Review this book...

Related Books:

This website uses cookies. More info. Okay