Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them by Galadriel WatsonExtreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them by Galadriel Watson

Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them

byGaladriel WatsonBy (artist)Cornelia Li

Hardcover | April 9, 2019

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These people did what?!

Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery—a tour of the human body’s amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses, and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous individuals, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, mixed with stories about the amazing physical feats of others not-so-famous, draw readers in and bring these astounding abilities to life in vivid color. Each chapter also features a section on how young readers can work at improving their own skills (and a section on how not to get hurt in the process), plus bite-sized related fast facts and sidebars.

 

Easy-to-follow explanations of anatomy, physics, and other sciences are enhanced by Cornelia Li’s energetic and engaging artwork, and photos throughout further help to illustrate the awesome displays of the human body at work.

 

Galadriel Watson has a Master's in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has written over 20 books and magazine articles for kids on all subjects, from eels to earthquakes. She lives with her family and pets in a small town in British Columbia. Cornelia Li is a Chinese-born illustrator based in Toronto. Sh...
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Title:Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind ThemFormat:HardcoverDimensions:88 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 9, 2019Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1773212508

ISBN - 13:9781773212500

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Taking It to the Max

Chapter 1: Masters of Muscle

Chapter 2: Pretzel People

Chapter 3: Mind-boggling Memorizers

Chapter 4: Ultra-long Experts

Chapter 5: Brain/Body Bosses

Chapter 6: Deep-sea Mermaids (and Men)

Chapter 7: Speed Demons

Chapter 8: Mathemagicians

Chapter 9: Brave Balancers

Acknowledgments

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Index