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It's True! You eat poison every day (18)

Peter Macinnis , illustrated by Bettina Guthridge    
Format: Paperback - B format
Pages: 96

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It's True! You eat poison every day (18)


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Packed with facts about both natural and man-made poisons, from foxgloves and hemlock to rat-killer and lead paints, this book also contains many tales of murder, intrigue and accidental death.


Psst! It's true! This is the best book on POISONS you'll ever read!

There's poison in pips, harm in herbs and definitely death in dyes. Poison is everywhere!

Read about toxic wallpaper that killed even bedbugs. Find out why buns were bad for bun-buyers and how a poison might cure cancer. Bone up on murder mysteries, including the one about glow-in-the-dark soup. But don't tell anyone how much you know, or they might lock you up.


contains toxic tales and putrid potions


Peter Macinnis has been involved in bringing science to the general public for many years. Formerly a science teacher, he has written a number of school textbooks and science readers, and writes for a number of magazines for adults and children. He left teaching and worked first at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and later at the Australian Museum, before returning to teaching once more, combined with part-time writing. Over the years, he has recorded many talks for radio programs developed by the ABC Science Unit. He is now a full-time writer for adults and children. Peter has dozens of ideas for more It's True! books, including one about camels and one on disgusting food.

ISBN: 9781741146264
Australian Pub.: January 2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Subject: Children's non fiction
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Suitable for ages: 8-12