The Science of Survival: OUCH!

Georgina Phillips

Ages 6-8
04 September 2008
96 pages


Snakes alive, people get up to some weird stuff! This fast-paced, entertaining and informative book is packed with stories of extreme human endurance throughout history. Read about amazing escapologist Harry Houdini, arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, the crew of Apollo 13, the scientists who experimented on themselves for the sake of research and the people who survived getting lost in the wilderness. This book also contains lots of bizarre information about people who'll do anything to get into the record books - having the longest fingernails ever has its drawbacks!