The Food of the Gods

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It all began with the research of two scientists, Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood, into the principles of growth in living matter. The fruit of their labors was a substance known as Herakleophorbia IV, but their own private term for it was "The Food of the Gods" because of its very special properties.

Their tests produced a day-old chicken as big as a buzzard. And when the substance was consumed by rats, they grew bigger than horses. Then ...

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Caravana, Tony West Haven 1978 Hardcover/pictorial Boards Very Good Juvenile Clean and tight. This is an adapted illustrated version. At the time it was done it would have been ... a comic book with a hard cover. Now we would call it a graphic version. Done for schools with vocabulary and questions. A little edgewear. Read more Show Less

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Overview

It all began with the research of two scientists, Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood, into the principles of growth in living matter. The fruit of their labors was a substance known as Herakleophorbia IV, but their own private term for it was "The Food of the Gods" because of its very special properties.

Their tests produced a day-old chicken as big as a buzzard. And when the substance was consumed by rats, they grew bigger than horses. Then they started feeding the "food" to human babies...

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"The creations of Mr. Wells . . . belong unreservedly to an age and degree of scientific knowledge far removed from the present, though I will not say entirely beyond the limits of the possible." â€”Jules Verne
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883013267
  • Publisher: Pendulum Press, Incorporated CT
  • Publication date: 7/1/1978
  • Series: Now Age Illustrated IV Ser.
  • Pages: 62

Meet the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) was an English author best known for his science fiction stories. His work includes The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Food of the Gods, and many others. He also wrote general fiction as well as non-fiction.
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