Shopping from United States? Please visit the correct site for your location.

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

This product is not currently available.

To help you find what you're looking for, see similar items below.

This item has 4 stars of a maximum 5

Rated 4/5 from 3 ratings

0 reviews (Add a review)

Delivery information

We are only able to deliver orders to school addresses

  • FREE delivery for schools*
  • Delivery within 10 working days

Book Club orders

  • FREE delivery to schools
  • Books will be despatched after the school's order is confirmed

*We do not charge for delivery, but your order may incur additional customs costs.

Product Description

If you can stomach the sick side of science, you’ve come to the right place. The book that coughs up all the disgusting details of the squelchiest sicknesses that mankind has suffered through: Deadly Diseases. If your boring biology class is the most deadly thing that’s ever happened to you, it’s time to see how much worse things can get. From the cruel common cold to shocking smallpox, see what happens when your body is attacked by germs! You’ll find out:

  • which nutty nurse drank diarrhoea
  • which scientist used eyeballs as food for bacteria
  • why deadly cholera makes your skin turn blue
  • how munching maggots can cure flesh diseases
  • why you should never pick your nose and eat it!

With sickening sick notes, dreadful disease facts, and lots of vicious viruses to make you vomit, it’ll leave you gagging for more!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Science

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780439944465

Date published

February 4th, 2008

Other details
  • 176 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

Nick arnold best 537880

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.

Tony De Saulles

24443 tony de saulles 1 206746

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.

Reviews

This product has not been reviewed yet.

Add a review

What kids think

  1. Ef owl thumb 8

    Sushi123
    on 13 July 2016

    I love these books and telling by the reviews so does everyone else About a year ago I saw this but sadly did not get it when I came back to the shop that I saw it it was GONE so I am really happy to be getting it Soon I love books about diseases because they are quite interesting

  2. Avatar cat 761729

    CookieM
    on 9 March 2013

    I loved this book but some of it is really gross!

    5out of 5
  3. 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 the weirdest illnesses of all time. 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!

  4. Ef castle thumb 2

    mutemath4ever
    on 6 March 2012

    This is a really interesting book but not for the faint hearted. It tells you all about different diseases and their cures and how they were found. Obviously it’s told and presented in the typical ‘horrible series’ format – being funny and with lots of illustrations. Great read ages 11+

  5. Avatar owl 761790

    spongy01
    on 7 May 2011

    it is really making me aware of what horrible diseases i could catch off one stranger’s single sneeze!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5