Why is Snot Green?: The Science Museum Question and Answer Book

Why is Snot Green?: The Science Museum Question and Answer Book


By (author) Glenn Murphy

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  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 16mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 6 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0330448528
  • ISBN 13: 9780330448529
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 10,023

Product description

Why is snot 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.

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Author information

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.

Review quote

"Students will find this a fun book to browse independently or share with friends. An excellent choice for reluctant readers in search of entertaining, informative nonfiction." --"School Library Journal""Parents who slugged through science back in the day might want to take a peek, and science teachers confronting the lost, the confused, or the disengaged should welcome this as a lively back-up plan." --"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books""This will be devoured by even the most reluctant readers or scientists." --"Kirkus Reviews""Reluctant readers will find both format and subject appealing. Public libraries and media centers should acquire multiple copies, if possible, to meet certain demand." --"VOYA ""Children will have fun browsing the spacious pages and sharing what they read with adults, who can join in the explanations about complex stuff, including time travel and Einstein's theory of relativity." --"Booklist"