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It's True! You eat poison every day (18)

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title It's True! You eat poison every day (18)
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Peter Macinnis
By (author) Bettina Guthridge
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 195,Width 130
ISBN/Barcode 9781741146264
Primary & Secondary Education

Publishing Details

Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 1 January 2006
Publication Country Australia


Psst! It's true! This is the best book on POISONS you'll ever read! There's poison in pips, harm in herbs and definitely death in dyes. Poison is everywhere! Read about toxic wallpaper that killed even bedbugs. Find out why buns were bad for bun-buyers and how a poison might cure cancer. Bone up on murder mysteries, including the one about glow-in-the-dark soup. But don't tell anyone how much you know, or they might lock you up. WARNING contains toxic tales and putrid potions DO NOT SWALLOW

Author Biography

Peter Macinnis has been involved in bringing science to the general public for many years. Formerly a science teacher, he has written a number of school textbooks and science readers, and writes for a number of magazines for adults and children. He left teaching and worked first at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and later at the Australian Museum, before returning to teaching once more, combined with part-time writing. Over the years, he has recorded many talks for radio programs developed by the ABC Science Unit. He is now a full-time writer for adults and children. Peter has dozens of ideas for more It's True! books, including one about camels and one on disgusting food.


"How can a young reader not pause to pick up any of the It's True!nonfiction series? They have what must surely be the funkiest, attention-grapping titles on any bookshelf loads of utterly fascinating information and trivia delivered in a most engaging flip style. Great fun yet authoritatively researched Cover to cover, they are simply irresistible." Kevin Steinberger, Magpiesvol 20, No. 3, July 2005."truly a fascinating read. Perfect for kids aged eight to 12" Newcastle Herald28/1/06