Totally Human by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson
Why We Look and Act the Way We Do

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The fascinating science behind our bodies and behaviors and how they link us to our ancient ancestors. What makes us human is cause for surprise. We retain some of the appearances and behaviors of our very ancient ancestors, including early mammals, amphibians and fish. Yes, we look and act the way we do because of them. Totally Human explains the many puzzling and strange things about us and the weird and wonderful things we do, simply because we're human. A child-sized take on the scientific fields of evolutionary biology and psychology.

About Cynthia Pratt Nicolson

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Cynthia Pratt Nicolson is a teacher and an award-winning children's author who has written several non-fiction books, including The Stars and The Planets. She lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia. Dianne Eastman worked in advertising before she turned to full-time design and illustration of children's books. She lives in northern Ontario.
Published March 1, 2011 by Kids Can Press, Ltd.. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math, Education & Reference.

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The author melds the playful with the insightful as she explains the mechanisms behind such elemental human acts as yawning and vomiting, with evolutionary and biological factors sharing the page with some good—and mildly disgusting—color commentary: “Ever wonder why your vomit sometimes contains...

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@Lael_Lenehan @melmoes could you make a You Tube Video that way we could post it afterwords?

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Tickling, scientists believe, has to do with the element of surprise and danger, which is why you can't tickle yourself (and why it's hard for a kid to tickle an adult).

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