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    DescriptionWell, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. That is why the previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them. Like Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006) and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008), this is another wonderful collection of wise, witty and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions, from 'why is frozen milk yellow?' to 'what's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes?'.


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    Title
    Why Can't Elephants Jump?
    Subtitle
    And 113 More Science Questions Answered
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) New Scientist
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 116 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846683985
    ISBN 10: 184668398X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    DC22: 500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    Thema V1.0: PDZ
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    New Scientist is the best selling and fastest growing science magazine in the world. Why Can't Elephants Jump? is again compiled and edited by Mick O'Hare, production editor of New Scientist, who is frequently interviewed on TV and radio.