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Bodyology

The Curious Science of Our Bodies
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ISBN-13:
9780995497870
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
272
Autor:
Various Writers
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
Windows
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

•16 gripping stories on the body•Popular science from the Wellcome charityEver wondered what it’s like to be struck by lightning, or to lose your sense of smell, or if we will ever cure baldness? Heard about the woman who was saved by bees —or the window cleaner who fell 472ft off the top of a skyscraper and lived?It’s time for some Bodyology. Orginally written for Wellcome, the global health charity, Bodyology’s stories explore the mysteries of the human body. They follow the scientists inves- tigating our limbs, organs and senses: how our eyes and ears work, how we respond to viruses and allergies; how some people survive disaster. Each chapter is packed with insight.Tuck into some thrilling science that reveals more about you and your family and friends.ContentsWhat’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 to your death and live to tell the taleThe quest to explain miscarriages
Seeking a ‘cure’ for male baldness
How a bee sting 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
Are allergies a defence against noxious chemicals?Why business is going slow on the male pill
How virtual reality headsets aid remote surgeryShhh! What exactly is the menopause?All these stories were commissioned and published under a Creative Commons licence by Mosaic Science, a project founded by Wellcome, a health charity. Mosaic Science has published dozens of stories exploring the science people care about. Canbury Press has gathered together some of the finest in this collection and a sister title, Brainology (ISBN: 9781912454006).
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 to your death and live to tell the taleThe quest to explain miscarriages
Seeking a ‘cure’ for male baldness
How a bee sting 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
Are allergies a defence against noxious chemicals?Why business is going slow on the male pill
How virtual reality headsets aid remote surgeryShhh! What exactly is the menopause?

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