Bat Spit, Maggots, and Other Amazing Medical Wonders

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Doctors use medicine and surgeries to heal our bodies. But who would have thought they could use maggots to eat dead flesh or snake venom to lower blood pressure? Grab some gloves, and get ready to see some amazing medical practices put to use.

Our bodies vomit to get rid of harmful poisons. Poop can be turned into usable energy. Tiny bacteria make foods that we eat. Scientists study some pretty disgusting things to find answers to how our world works. And now you can too. ...

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Overview

Doctors use medicine and surgeries to heal our bodies. But who would have thought they could use maggots to eat dead flesh or snake venom to lower blood pressure? Grab some gloves, and get ready to see some amazing medical practices put to use.

Our bodies vomit to get rid of harmful poisons. Poop can be turned into usable energy. Tiny bacteria make foods that we eat. Scientists study some pretty disgusting things to find answers to how our world works. And now you can too. Learning about science has never been this amazingly gross!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429663441
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Nasty (but Useful!) Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 207,016
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Amazing Medicine 4

Bloodsucking Buddies 6

Bat Spit 10

Flesh-Eaters 12

Bee Barf 16

Vital Venom 18

Feels Like Chicken 22

Poop Transplant 24

Banking on Blood 26

Gross but Good 28

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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