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Product Description

Why do we treat our world like rubbish? What can we do to change our ways? Brand new from Horrible Science, a topical book on a really horrible subject: the killer crisis of climate change. From the sickening secrets of gruesome greenhouse gases to deadly and disgusting toxic waste, will Earth make it to the year 2100 – or have we already wasted our chance?

Product Details

Series

Horrible Science

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407108223

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

June 1st, 2009

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.1; Middle years; 4.0 points

Other details
  • 144 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

When he is not writing, Nick spends his time travelling around the UK, giving talks to children in bookshops, schools and libraries. He has recently moved to Devon, England. Horrible Science author Nick Arnold has been writing books and stories since he was a lad. Even in those days his favourite subjects for stories were horrible goings-on – the more gruesome the better. So you see, he hasn’t changed a bit.

Nick’s first published books appeared several years ago when he was working at the University of North London on a project teaching children about nature. This led on to magazine articles. And one day Nick had a brilliant idea, if he could write articles he could write books… Since then Nick has lost count of the number of books he’s written.

He teamed up with Scholastic and the best-selling/award-winning series, Horrible Science was created. There’s currently over twenty titles on sale – including Ugly Bugs, Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Chemical Chaos, Nasty Nature and Disgusting Digestion to name but a few. Nick’s most recent books are Explosive Experiments, Killer Energy and The Body Owner’s Handbook.

Ugly Bugs and Blood Bones & Body Bits won the prestigious Rhône-Poulenc Junior Science Books Prize in 1997. Nick’s also had the honour of being a judge for the Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science. Sales across the series now stand at over an amazing one and half million books!

Aside from Horrible Science Nick has written Awesome Archeology for The Knowledge, Speedy Reads: The Moon Landing. He soon have a new series to his name called Wild Lives, about the first year in animals life, first up Nick will be looking at lions and sharks!

When he’s not writing books, Nick is constantly taking his one-person show to bookshops, libraries, festivals and schools. The show is everything you would expect from a Horrible Science book, packed with revolting experiments and gory descriptions.

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Internet Vet is the first series he has written and illustrated. His own family are animal mad, and Internet Vet gives him more than a few ideas for the books, as well as plenty of reference for his research.

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What kids think

  1. Pearl 113298

    ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    i love these comic strips they are so funny! i recommend them! read the whole series now! x

  2. Bellasara 113282

    xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

    horrible sciences are the best way to learn and laugh simultaneously, with beautiful illustrations and endless jokes and wisecracks the books are enjoyable for all ages. this book appeals to everyone and carries a very important message!

    5out of 5
  3. Bellasara 113282

    mwt10
    on 3 November 2009

    funny book . cool and brillant.very good . read it in one night it was so good!!!!!!!!!! it was so good

    4out of 5