Does Farting Make You Faster?

and other incredibly important questions and answers about sport from the Science Museum

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447213904

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Why don’t hammer-throwers get dizzy? Could the world’s fastest swimmer catch a jet-ski? How far can a human being run or cycle before they drop? Which nutter invented the ski jump? Glenn Murphy, author of Why Is Snot Green?, answers these and other brilliant questions in this fascinating book about the science of sport. From running a marathon to beating your friends at basketball, from negotiating a snowboard slalom track to pulling a backflip on a BMX, find out everything you ever wanted to know about sports and games! Become a whizz in science AND trounce your friends at your school sports day. It’s like being in the Olympics with none of the boring bits!
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Supergeek: Dinosaurs, Brains and Supertrains

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447245806

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 9466

How much do you REALLY know about the science that matters? This book features over 300 fun science questions and answers chosen by Glenn Murphy to test your knowledge. Find out all about dinosaurs and prehistoric life, blood and guts, brains, senses and feelings, weather and climate change, natural disasters, trains, planes and transport, and lots more! There are instructions at the back of the book that allow you to 'play' the book too, on your own or in a group.
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Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447259874

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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What happens in your head during a headache? What are toes for? Why are some farts eggier than others? Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?, answers these and a lot of other brilliant questions in this funny and informative book. Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, from scabs, cells and broken bones to brainpower, bacteria and deadly diseases, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!
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Poo! What IS That Smell?

Everything You Need to Know About the Five Senses

Author: Lorna Murphy,Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144724799X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Glenn Murphy, author of the best-selling Why is Snot Green? tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the five senses. Find out which animal has the biggest eyes, what's inside your ear-holes, why sweaty socks smell so stinky, why sprouts and ice cream taste so different, why we can touch and feel things, and lots more!
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Why is Snot Green?

And other extremely important questions (and answers) from the Science Museum

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033054330X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Why is snot green? Do rabbits fart? What is space made of? Where does all the water go at low tide? Can animals talk? What are scabs for? Will computers ever be cleverer than people? Discover the answers to these and an awful lot of other brilliant questions frequently asked at the Science Museum in this wonderfully funny and informative book. Divided into five sections, which cover everything from the Big Bang to bodily functions and cool gadgets: Lost in Space The Angry Planet Animal Answers Being Human Fantastic Futures Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, and published in association with the Science Museum, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!
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Will Farts Destroy the Planet?

and other extremely important questions (and answers) about climate change from the Science Museum

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144720073X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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How will climate change affect our future world? Will forests turn to deserts? Will whole cities sink beneath the waves? Will we swim to school, and take speedboats to work? Will coal, oil, and cow farts destroy the planet?! Err...no. Probably not. But the world will change, and our future lives will change along with it. Are you ready for the future? In this amazing book, Glenn Murphy, author of WHY IS SNOT GREEN?, takes you on a time-travelling trip to the year 2050, to answer all your questions about the future of planet Earth. Join future-school student Jake as he explores a world of floating trains and liquid traffic . . . of underwater windmills and volcanic electricity . . . of vertical farms, rooftop cycle-tubes, solar-powered smart-houses and grass-powered buses! Packed with incredible information about the future of food, water, transport, energy and the environment, this book has all the good stuff and none of the boring bits! How will climate change affect our future world? Will forests turn to deserts? Will whole cities sink beneath the waves? Will we swim to school, and take speedboats to work? Will coal, oil, and cow farts destroy the planet?! Err...no. Probably not. But the world will change, and our future lives will change along with it. Are you ready for the future? In this amazing book, Glenn Murphy, author of WHY IS SNOT GREEN?, takes you on a time-travelling trip to the year 2050, to answer all your questions about the future of planet Earth. Join future-school student Jake as he explores a world of floating trains and liquid traffic . . . of underwater windmills and volcanic electricity . . . of vertical farms, rooftop cycle-tubes, solar-powered smart-houses and grass-powered buses! Packed with incredible information about the future of food, water, transport, energy and the environment, this book has all the good stuff and none of the boring bits!
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True or Poo?

Author: Nick Caruso,Dani Rabaiotti

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178747593X

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Dozens of further filthy animal facts and falsehoods: the follow-through to the international bestselling sensation Does it Fart? How many spiders do you eat in your sleep? What does the ice-cream you eat have to do with the back end of a beaver? Do komodo dragons have toxic slobber? Is it true that a scorpion that sheds its tail dies of constipation? How far actually are you from the nearest rat? Can you get high from licking toads, or is that...fake newts? All this and far, far more can be found in True or Poo, a guide to the wonders of the natural world: and a manual for disgusting and one-upping your friends and enemies for years to come.
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Why Do Farts Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Author: Mitchell Symons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140909605X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

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EVER WONDERED . . . Why we burp? What a wotsit is? Whether lemmings really jump off cliffs? Why vomit always contains carrots? And why do farts smell like rotten eggs? No subject is too strange and no trivia too tough for Mitchell Symons, who has the answer to these crazy questions, and many more.
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Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Author: Matthew Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144316

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
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Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037589988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
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Never Pure

Historical Studies of Science as If It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority

Author: Steven Shapin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801894204

Category: History

Page: 552

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Steven Shapin argues that science, for all its immense authority and power, is and always has been a human endeavor, subject to human capacities and limits. Put simply, science has never been pure. To be human is to err, and we understand science better when we recognize it as the laborious achievement of fallible, imperfect, and historically situated human beings. Shapin’s essays collected here include reflections on the historical relationships between science and common sense, between science and modernity, and between science and the moral order. They explore the relevance of physical and social settings in the making of scientific knowledge, the methods appropriate to understanding science historically, dietetics as a compelling site for historical inquiry, the identity of those who have made scientific knowledge, and the means by which science has acquired credibility and authority. This wide-ranging and intensely interdisciplinary collection by one of the most distinguished historians and sociologists of science represents some of the leading edges of change in the scholarly understanding of science over the past several decades.
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Science: Sorted! Space, Black Holes and Stuff

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330536532

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

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Space: Sorted! It's a BIG universe out there, and there's loads of stuff we don't know about it yet. But what we do know is pretty cool! This book has loads of information on all sorts of brilliant things like black holes, planets, solar flares and red dwarfs, with no boring bits! Space: Sorted! It's a BIG universe out there, and there's loads of stuff we don't know about it yet. But what we do know is pretty cool! This book has loads of information on all sorts of brilliant things like black holes, planets, solar flares and red dwarfs, with no boring bits!
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Managing the Unmanageable

Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams

Author: Mickey W. Mantle,Ron Lichty

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 032182203X

Category: Computers

Page: 422

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This book has assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice form a great blueprint for new and experienced software engineering managers alike. All too often, software development is deemed unmanageable. The news is filled with stories of projects that have run catastrophically over schedule and budget.
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Mind Hacks

Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain

Author: Tom Stafford,Matt Webb

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390969

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious.Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen.Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together.Mind Hacks begins your exploration of the mind with a look inside the brain itself, using hacks such as "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes." Also among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention Steven Johnson, author of "Mind Wide Open" writes in his foreword to the book, "These hacks amaze because they reveal the brain's hidden logic; they shed light on the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make about the world." If you want to know more about what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let yourself play with the interface between you and the world.
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How Loud Can You Burp?

More Extremely Important Questions (and Answers)

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 9781429998345

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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How loud can your average middle-grader burp? Parents, librarians, and innocent bystanders are about to find out. This follow-up to the equally alluring WHY IS SNOT GREEN? tackles more of life's burning questions, many submitted by real-life ten-year-olds Could we use animal poop to make electricity? What's the world's deadliest disease? Why is your mother turning green? Part silly, part serious, and a big part scatological, HOW LOUD CAN YOU BURP? is destined for greatness and grossness.
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Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project, 1939-1945

A Study in German Culture

Author: Paul Lawrence Rose

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520229266

Category: History

Page: 352

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This is the first book to expose, with full documentation, Heisenberg's fundamental misunderstanding of the atomic bomb and, at the same time, to dissect the layers of deception that made possible his collusion with the Nazi regime.
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F*ck Feelings

One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems

Author: Michael Bennett, MD,Sarah Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476789991

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life's impossible problems. Need to stop screwing up? Feel like you're under a loser's curse? Work with an ass? Want to clear your name or get justice, rescue an addicted person, get closure after childhood abuse, get a lover to commit, not ruin your kid? Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right. Life is hard. It's not fair. Our feelings cloud our rationality, and we become tangled in our efforts to achieve the impossible or change the unchangeable. In this groundbreaking, entirely sensible, and funny book, the Bennetts open the shrinks' secret solution manual and show you how to find a new kind of freedom by working toward realistic goals and doing the best with what you can control. They address the most common problems Dr. Bennett's patients bring to his private practice—problems with family, love, work, self-esteem, garden variety assholes, and more—and give you a script for going forward. With no-bullshit advice from a Harvard-educated shrink freed of all jargon and patronization by his smart-ass, comedy writer daughter,F*ck Feelings is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for.
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Strange Science

Author: Editors of Portable Press

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1684120101

Category: Science

Page: 416

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It's scientifically proven: this book is full of seriously strange stuff! This amazing volume from the Bathroom Readers' Institute contains the strangest short science articles from dozens of Bathroom Readers—along with 50 all-new pages. From the oddest theories to the most astounding discoveries to the biggest blunders, Strange Science has all the facts your professors didn't teach you, but should have. It's packed with earth-shattering eurekas, outlandish inventions, silly "scientific" studies, and the stories behind the weirdos who made it all happen. Put on your lab coat and get ready to discover... The freakiest franken-foods scientists have created Bad movie science: when Hollywood gets it wrong One dentist's quest to clone John Lennon Unbelievable inventions, such as the Bird Trap and Cat Feeder...for people who really hate birds How scientists have solved some of history's most stupefying mysteries Schrodinger simplified: What's up with the cat in the box? Real-life time travelers (or so they claim) Everyday products made with radium...until people started dying How to hypnotize a chicken The seven-year-long study that found earthquakes are not caused by catfish waving their tails...and other breakthrough findings And much, much more!
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