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Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong

Matt Brown

Batsford

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ISBN: 9781849944311

Price: £ 9.99

Publication date: 2 August 2018

Series: Everything You Know About...

Category: Science

A highly entertaining book debunking the many myths about the human body.

Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted. Written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, this book takes you through all the facts we thought true, from bodily blunders, medical mis-quotes and curious cures. Does giving kids sugar make them go hyper-active? Not at all – there is no proven link! Is there such a thing as being ‘double-jointed’? And is it dangerous to swim after eating?

Covering everything from pseudoscience to recent research, Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong shatters a range of illusions we have accepted unquestioningly since childhood and demystifies this most puzzling of subjects.

 

ABOUT THE Author

Matt Brown is author of 11 books for Batsford, including eight titles in the popular Everything You Know... series of mythbusting books. He has served as editor and editor-at-large of Londonist.com for many years, writing on topics as diverse as street art, politics, map-making and science. With a deep love of trivia, he’s written and hosted hundreds of quizzes, including events for the Museum of London, London Eye, Royal Institution, Royal Society and Manchester Science Museum, among many others. All of his books use humour and playfulness as tools to explore the world. He is tweeting at @mattfromlondon.

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REVIEWS

'This lovely little hard-backed book is one that you will want to dip into often.'


School Science Review