What Makes Me Me? (Big Questions)

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Join Robert Winston for an award-winning journey exploring our minds and bodies and discover the astonishing reasons why every single one of us is different. Bringing his flair for explaining science in a fresh and fascinating way, Robert Winston introduces human biology to kids in the paperback edition of this Junior Aventis Prize Winner. Let your child discover the answers to all sorts of human body questions; from why people have allergies and why they're a marvel at maths through to what makes their best friend terrific at tennis. Robert Winston explains that biology isn't just science and shows how our social and emotional self is created; what makes an individual and why. The body's biology is explained, and learning is made fun through real-life scenarios, fun test and quizzes - as kids discover the answer to the ultimate question - what makes me me!

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A household name thanks to popular TV series that include The Human Body, which won three baftas, Superhuman, Walking with Cavemen and The Human Mind. A winner of the Royal Society's prestigious Michael Faraday Gold Award, he was made a life peer in 1995.

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Gr. 4-6. A British scientist makes human biology fun in this combination activity and fact book. Crystal-clear graphics, including slick collages, colorful diagrams, and photos--from thumbprint size to full page--bring the science close up. Winston fast-forwards through the respiratory, skeletal, and muscular systems and presents a few tidbits about genes and the senses before settling in to discuss the brain, personality, and emotions. To involve readers, he peppers his text with questions and activities designed to help kids better understand physical differences and the many ways people process information, including some entertaining tests to measure intelligence. Certainly readers need to be old enough to understand the fallibility of such exercises (Winston says as much), but the entertainment value here helps balance somewhat haphazard informational content and organization, and the "tests" will encourage readers to investigate further and help them remember that science need not be dull. Glossary. Stephanie Zvirin
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