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Product Description

Chemistry. It’s the most horrible part of science. The part that’s most likely to make you say “UGH.” Chemistry can cause chaos in your brain. Even your teacher knows it! But let’s forget the fiendish formulas for now, and take a look at the nasty bits you REALLY want to know about – the nasty bubbling green mixtures, the vile and poisonous potions, the horrible smells, bangs and blasts. Discover:

  • how the first chemists – “alchemists” – really searched for the Philosopher’s Stone
  • what suspect substances lurk in your school dinner
  • the sickening stench of the world’s worst stink bomb
  • which cruel chemical gases killed soldiers in the war
  • how rotten reactions can blow you away
  • which awful acids will eat you alive

Flash a formula. Wave a test-tube. Potions bubble. Things go bang! It’s not magic. You’re not at Hogwarts. You’ve just read Chemical Chaos!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Science

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780439944502

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

February 4th, 2008

Other details
  • 176 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

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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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  1. Pearl 113298

    ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    soooo funny i love this book and all it’s series! it’s a really fun way to learn about chemicals. you don’t even have to like art, science or be good at either one of them to like this series. hope you like this book and i recommend all the other books in the series too!

  2. Croc 113527

    ashdino123
    on 11 December 2012

    Chemicals are cool and atoms make me learn more. i cant wait to finish a diffient horrible science.

    5out of 5