by Joy Masoff
From classroom to rainforest to ocean depths, the world is filled wth all sorts of horrible, nasty, impolite-to-talk-about-over-dinner type stuff. Oh Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty by Joy Masoff is a massive compendium of alphabetized crud that explores the science and history behind all the vile, unsavory, noxious, repulsive and icky stuff humans and animals do. Want to know what causes acne, dandruff, toe-jam and other bodily funk? Where in the world you can get a good roast dog, tasty stewed cat or rodent a la bordelaise? And just what is the chemical composition of flatulence? Then there's maggots, pus, ticks, vomit and well, you get the picture (whether you want to or not). Oh Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty is a great way to get students interested in science, but use with caution: it may cause kids to love yucky stuff! Index. 212 pp., softcover.