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Why is st is green? Do rabbits fart? What is space made of? Where does all the water go at low tide? Can animals talk? What are scabs for? Will computers ever be cleverer than people? Discover the answers to these and an awful lot of other brilliant questions frequently asked at the Science Museum in this wonderfully funny and informative book. It is divided into five sections which cover everything from the Big Bang to bodily functions and cool gadgets: Lost in Space; The Angry Planet; Animal Answers; Being Human; and Fantastic Futures. Two million people visit the Science Museum every year to see the extraordinary selection of exhibits and objects exploring the past, present and future of human invention and discovery. We are delighted to be publishing this brilliant book in association with the museum, where children of all ages can learn about science in a fresh, fun and interactive way.
Glenn Murphy works at the Science Museum, he recruits, trains and oversees the management of the 75-strong team of dynamic, bubbly science communicators who perform shows and interact with the public on the galleries. He also writes content for science shows and training programmes, consults on museum publications targeted at child audiences (recent examples being How To Be An Astronaut and How To Be A Brain Surgeon ), and writes scripts for Explainer appearances on television and radio. He lives in South-West London with his wife, Heather, and a very large and ill-tempered cat.
Short-listed for Blue Peter Children's Book Awards: The Best Book With Facts 2007.