Author(s): Richard Platt
Am I really unique? Why do I look like my grandma but not my mum? Is my brain just a wet computer? How long will I live? For answers to these questions and many, many more, this ultimate guide will set you straight. Grounded in genetics, identity and brain science, it's all about you and what makes you who you are. Find out the facts, tackle the quizzes and try out the home experiments as you embark on a fascinating journey of self-discovery!
Richard Platt has been writing books for children since 1992, completing more than 60 published titles. Pirate Diary (Walker Books) won a Smarties Silver award and a Blue Peter award. Incredible Cross Sections (Dorling Kindersley), on which he collaborated with illustrator Stephen Biesty, was selected by The Guardian as one of the three greatest children's books of the 1990s; the series as a whole sold some five million copies. This is Richard's first book for Carlton. He lives near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Credits and title page; Contents; Introducing Me; My Genes; My Body; My Brain; My Face; My Memory; My Senses; My Words; My Emotions; My Gender; My Family; My Age; My Traces; Glossary.