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What is DNA?

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781526322999

Price: £13.99

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A humorous introduction to DNA and genetics, helping children find out what they are made of!

DNA is the building block of all life. This book helps children aged 8 plus understand the structure of the DNA chemical, how it works inside the body, how life began on Earth and how all living things are connected by their DNA. With Nigel Baines’ hilarious cartoons, the book explores topics such as why some of us really don’t like Brussel sprouts – and why some of us love them!; what came first – the chicken or the egg?; and how DNA can solve crimes and make our lives better.

Contents: The Great Discovery! / The Code Breakers and the Machines Inside Our Bodies / Babies Come with Instructions / Is it Good to Mix Up Our DNA? / How are Twins Made? / How Did Life on Earth Begin? / What Came First – the Chicken or the Egg? / Are We 50% a Mushroom?/ Is Grandad Really a Dinosaur?/ Why Don’t I Like Vegetables?/ How Did I Get Ginger Hair?/ How Much Do Our Genes Affect Us?/ Spot a Relative After 500 Years!/ Traffic Lights – Red! Green! Blue?/ Gene On, Gene Off/ DNA That Makes Diseases / Who Did It!? / Who Is In Charge? / Quiz