About the book:
Ever wonder what's in your morning orange juice -- and what happens once you drink it? Ever think about the millions of bacteria that thrive on your skin, even after a shower or bath? Curious about the effects of dieting on your body, a fast-food meal, or a passionate kiss? The Secret Family provides the sometimes unsettling, always enlightening answers. Full of amazing, full-color photographs that magnify our everyday companions -- from the Vitamin C we consume in the morning to the creatures who share our pillows at night -- and Bodanis's witty and stylish reporting, this is an "inside story" that will appeal to every member of the family.