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.

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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? Are people named Smith heavier than people named Tailor? What do I have to do to get a star named after me? Is maggot therapy the next medical trend? What's the real story behind Noah's Flood? Explore the answers to these and many other curiositiesof 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 properties of broccoli,the mysteries of flattened fauna, why cold showers can be good for you (yes, there are other reasons),what a toilet plunger has to do with performing CPR, the magic of melatonin, and much more. Get smarter! Impress your friends! Impress yourself with this fascinating volume of fantasticallyinformative facts.

About the Author:

Karl Kruszelnicki 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 carmechanic, a TV weatherman, and a roadie for Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. He enjoys telling peopleabout the wonders and curiosities of science through radio, TV, the Internet, and his many books.You can check out his Web site at: www.abc.net.au/science/k2

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