Horrible Science: Deadly Diseases

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!

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Recent reviews

  • 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

    13 July 2016

  • loved it

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

    9 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!

    6 March 2013

  • 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+

    6 March 2012

  • loved it

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

    7 May 2011

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Authors

  • Nick arnold best 537877

    Nick Arnold

    Nick Arnold has been writing for Scholastic for ten years, clocking up over 20 titles in the HORRIBLE SCIENCE series. Nick lives in Devon.

    Awards

    Nick Arnold has won three Aventis Science Prizes for the Horrible Science series, for Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Ugly Bugs and Really Rotten Experiments, and won the 2013 Best Book with Facts at the Blue Peter Book Awards.

  • Tony de saulles t 151

    Tony De Saulles

    Tony De Saulles trained in graphic design, but since illustrating the Horrible Science series, has been concentrating on his illustrative style. Tony lives in Cheltenham.

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