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The Secret Family: 24 Hours Inside the Mysterious World of Our Minds and Bodies (Secrets #3)

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Ever wonder what's in your morning orange juice -- and what happens once you drink it? Ever think about the millions of bacteria that thrive on your skin, even after a shower or bath? Curious about the effects of dieting on your body, a fast-food meal, or a passionate kiss? The Secret Family provides the sometimes unsettling, always enlightening answers. Full of amazing, f ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 3rd 1997 by Simon & Schuster Ltd (first published July 1st 1997)
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Sue Williams
Feb 14, 2015 Sue Williams rated it it was amazing
If you think this is just another biology book or some sort of mystery who done it,you are very wrong. It is actually about all the microscopic beasties living on us and all the microscopic environmental things our bodies deal with every day. It isn't dry reading. The author has a wonderful sense of humor which makes reading this book a pleasure. It also makes you want to put on a bubble suit to protect yourself from the many things bombarding you every second. But that is silly because most of ...more
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nonfiction (fictionalized). I didn't care for the writing style--a bit too cluttered/dense for me to enjoy.
Ketan Shah
David Bodanis is an amazing science writer. In this book ,he takes a day in the life of an average family and reveals the science behind their everyday actions.Parents of young children may want to skip the part about what actually goes into baby food. Highly reccommended.
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Mar 01, 2009 Lia rated it really liked it
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I didn't really read the book, but I really love the pictures in this book. It's a hardproof that we're never really alone in this world. Because there are thousands of little creatures that are unseen by our naked eyes that interacts with our everyday lifes
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I didn't finish this book. It was VERY well-written and everything, but there was just too much information and I couldn't take it all in.
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Jan 11, 2010 Audrey rated it really liked it
Ha ha! This book is AWESOME. A germaphobe's nightmare. You will most definitely find out some things you wish you hadn't.
Kaye
Jun 11, 2009 Kaye rated it really liked it
A book that makes you think twice about laying your head on a pillow. :-)
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