Looking at Senses (David Suzuki's Looking at Series)

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Looking at Senses Do you know...

  • you have about 100 "receptors" on the tip of each finger?
  • the world’s best sense of smell belongs to an insect?
  • food tastes different in space, and no one knows why?
  • every person has a "blind spot" at the back of each eye?
These are only a few of the amazing facts with which Looking at Senses introduces you to the fascinating and mysterious world of the senses. With David Suzuki as your guide, you will discover how your senses work, and how animal and insect senses compare to your own. And have you ever thought about machines that can "see" and "hear"? Well you’ll read all about that new technology and more in Looking at Senses. Wouldn’t you like to...
  • find out where the most sensitive places on your skin are?
  • see sound waves your voice makes?
  • play "eye-spy" with your own periscope?
  • see if you can send thought messages to a friend?
Filled with exciting projects and activities and extremely well illustrated, Looking at Senses is a great way for kids and their parents to participate in the science adventure.

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"What’s as loud as a jackhammer—but we can’t hear it? The answer is: a baby mouse! Rats, mice, hamsters and other small rodents love to chatter among themselves. Most of their sounds are so high-pitched—70,000 to 140,000 Hertz—that human ears can’t hear them. If a baby mouse is frightened, it can squeak very loudly. We can’t hear the baby’s 100 decibel fussing, but its mother certainly can." This is just one of the many Amazing Facts you’ll find sprinkled throughout Looking at Senses. Have you ever wondered why people become scientists? Well, the answer is really pretty simple: science is lots of fun! And science is especially exciting when you have David Suzuki as your guide. In his friendly, funny, and always informative Looking At books, he shows you why science is a lot more than a collection of facts. You’ll find out why doing science is like being a private eye hunting down clues in an effort to solve some of nature’s biggest riddles. Throughout the pages of the Looking At books, David Suzuki reveals the answers to such mysteries as how we feel things, how clouds grow, what stars are made of, where ocean waves come from, and hundreds of other fascinating facts. He even shows you how to make some of the tools that scientists use and how to conduct some of the experiments that they perform. With things you can find around the house,you’ll make a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat; use a homemade hydrometer that measures the amount of moisture in the air; and make a map of your tongue showing which parts are sensitive to sweet and which to bitter. Packed with amazing facts, exciting and safe projects and experiments that you can perform at home, and many illustrations, the Looking At books are a great way for kids and their parents to participate in the science adventure.

About the Author:

DAVID SUZUKI, a professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia, is the host of the award-winning television series, "The Nature of Things." He is also the author of several other books. BARBARA HEHNER is a writer and editor who has worked with David Suzuki on all the Looking At books. She has edited over 50 other children’s books.

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David Suzuki
Published by Wiley (1991)
ISBN 10: 047154048X ISBN 13: 9780471540489
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