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Ugly Bugs

Authors: Nick Arnold, Tony De Saulles

Part of a series: Horrible Science

Publisher: Scholastic (2008)

Science with the squishy bits left in! What do slugs do with their slime? Why do flies throw up on your tea? How do insects drink your blood? Get the awful answers in Ugly Bugs!

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Weird Little Monsters

Author: Nic Bishop

Part of a series: Collins Big Cat Series Copper Band 12

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (2007)

Which are the world’s weirdest little monsters? All the animals in this book could fit in the palm of your hand. You might not even notice them. But imagine what it would be like if you lived in their tiny world.

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What's Inside? Spacecraft

Author: Alexandra Parsons

Part of a series: What's Inside

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1992)

Part of a series which looks beneath the surface of everyday things and explains how and why they work as they do. This book looks at spacecraft, showing how a spacesuit works and how a spacecraft leaves the Earth's gravitational force. The photographs are stripped down to bare essentials on the right-hand side of each page, with "peel-away" illustrations superimposed on the photograph to reveal how the structure operates.

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When Breath Becomes Air

Author: Paul Kalanthi

Publisher: The Bodley Head (2016)

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

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