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These people did what?! Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery--a tour of the human body's amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses, and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Annick Press
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Etienne
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I though I already review this one but it seem I didn't... Anyway, this was an interesting book about extreme abilities (physical and intellectual as well depending on the case). The book is organized in a way where it present a person, kind of a short biography, who had strange or unusual ability and then explain scientifically how that was possible or how it function. Intriguing funny facts that are always cool to learn about and a scientific explanations to go with it. Well done!
Kate Waggoner
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them by Galadriel Watson and illustrated by Cornelia Li focuses on the amazing physical and intellectual capabilities of the human body. Topics covered include strongmen, contortionists, human calculators, mermaids (not the mythological creature, but the ama of Japan), sprinters, and
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Elizabeth Tyree
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them by Galadriel Watson is an interesting and well researched journey of discovery as readers follow the author along on a trip through the human body. From learning how endurance athletes endure the intense treks they make, to learning about the muscles that allow contortionist to turn themselves into pretzels, and even discovering intense forms of meditation this book not only discusses some insane t
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Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Releasing 4/09/19

Oh the wonders of the human body.

This book explores various parts of the human body associated with extreme abilities. I like how it presents you with a piece of story/history then analyses the various aspects of what ever ability the story is about. Then it presents you with scientific facts to either confirm or caution about what t
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Cat
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating book of amazing humans! Kids and YAs, even some adults will enjoy reading about these people. Who knew anyone could hold their breathes up to 24 minutes??? Thats' just crazy! Human computers are pretty cool, too! Too many amazing people in this book to list, but I think it's a perk for school libraries. And may even entice a reluctant reader to read! Great book!
Alycia Canfield
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The human body is just amazing when it is treated right and trained right. From holding your breath for 24 mins to folding into a pretzel this book shows you amazing thing the human body can really do if you put your mind to it, which also brings me to the meditation section. And just because you can do these things you can do the many things in this books they also tell you the dangers they can cause.
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Galadriel Watson has been writing since childhood, when she penned the spellbinding “Amy Goes to the Olympics”—typed by her grandmother on a manual typewriter, illustrated by Galadriel herself and bound in green construction paper.

She has since honed her skills through years of practice, plus through her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, where she won
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