How Does a Pear Reach Your Brain?

Text by Ilya Kolmanovsky, illustrated by Inga Hristich

Did you know that the length of all the blood vessels in the human body is over 1,000,000km long? That's long enough to go around the world – more than two times!

Why do humans love candy? What's the function of saliva? How does digestion work? How does our tongue connect to our stomach and our stomach with our brains? And finally, how does a pear make its way to the brain? In the second book of this popular series, Ilya Kolmanovsky answers these questions and many more by explaining to young scientists the role food plays in our lives and what happens inside our bodies when we eat. At the end of the book, there is an easy and fun do-it-yourself cooking experiment that helps explore the difference between actual taste and the illusion of taste.

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Ilya Kolmanovsky is a biologist by training and a journalist, teacher, and popularizer of the science trade. He hosted and produced Pink Giraffe's “Pocket Scientist” podcast. Currently, he hosts a top-rated Russian science podcast, “The Naked Mole-Rat”, and is a frequent lecturer and commentator.

Inga Hristich is a graduate of the Moscow State University of Printing Arts. She is the illustrator of three other books published by Pink Giraffe Publishing.

Non-fiction, Series
Age: 4+
Pages: 32
Size: 180*230 mm
Published in 2016 by Pink Giraffe

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