Munching Maggots, Noah's Flood & TV Heart Attacks

Munching Maggots, Noah's Flood & TV Heart Attacks

And Other Cataclysmic Science Moments

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Are you curious about science? At last, you can learn the answers to all of your nagging scientific questions, such as . . .
What is that gunk on my car after a long road trip? What do I have to do to get a star named after me? Does my name grant me superhero-like powers? Is maggot therapy the next medical trend? Explore the answers to these questions and more curiosities of science with Karl Kruszelnicki's unique fusion of bizarre yet amazingly true scientific facts. Munching Maggots, Noah's Flood & TV Heart Attacks also explains absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about the intricate pharmacology of caffeine, the surprising history of broccoli, the mysteries of flattened fauna, the magic of melatonin, and much more.
Karl Kruszelnicki (Sydney, Australia) is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, and lectures at schools throughout Australia. He's also been a scientist, a medical doctor, an engineer, a car mechanic, a TV weatherman, and a roadie for Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. He enjoys telling people about the wonders and curiosities of science through the radio, TV, Internet (check out his Web site at: http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/default.htm), and his many books.
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
ISBN: 9780471378501
047137850X
Characteristics: 189 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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