Micro Mania

R 57.00   R 140.00

Subtitle: A Really Close Up Look at Bacteria, Bedbugs and the Zillions of Other Gross Little Creatures that Live In, On and All Around You
Author: Jordan D. Brown
Publisher: Charlesbridge (2009)
ISBN-10: 1936140470
ISBN-13: 9781936140473
Condition: Very Good. Cover has a few light scratches. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 25.4 x 23 x .7 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg


Here's a big treat for every kid who loves the squirmy, icky, buggy, and the generally gross. Sensationally designed, with eye-opening, jaw-dropping photography, Micro Mania takes a close-up look at a world that's mostly invisible to us. It's an amazing universe that comes into astonishingly large-scale focus on these spectacular pages, which showcase everything from luminescent, furry-green bacteria and flower-like virus cells to maggots, mold, and more.

But this is more than just a collection of mind-blowing images; it's solid science that encourages children's natural curiosity. They'll find out about the great scientists who discovered the existence of microbes; see how bacteria travel and reproduce; peek at some of the insects that make themselves at home in our kitchens, bathrooms, and bodies; and learn why some germs are good and others make us ill - and what we can do to stay healthy.

By the time they've finished taking this voyage through nature's miniature universe, kids will fully understand why even the tiniest of creatures - from foot fungus and salmonella to blood-sucking bugs and organisms squiggling in a pond near you - can have a really big impact on our lives.



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