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    DescriptionWhy Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal success of Does Anything Eat Wasps? - the Christmas 2005 surprise bestseller - this new collection includes recent answers never before published in book form, and also old favourites from the column's early days. Yet again, many seemingly simple questions turn out to have complex answers. And some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation. New Scientist's 'Last Word' is regularly voted the magazine's most popular section as it celebrates all questions - the trivial, idiosyncratic, baffling and strange. This new selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.


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    Title
    Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?
    Subtitle
    And 114 Other Questions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) New Scientist, Edited by Mick O'Hare
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 169 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861978769
    ISBN 10: 1861978766
    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: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, REF018000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PDZ
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Established in 1956, New Scientist is the world's No. 1 science and technology magazine.
    Review quote
    Daily Express - 'a fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivial...answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking.' Independent on Sunday - 'at last, the mysteries of the world are explained...the book everyone is talking about' Daily Mirror - 'They are the things we've all wondered about, from why we cry when we slice onions, to what makes our hair turn grey...' BBC Radio 5 Live - 'Extraordinary book...responsible for putting popular science back on its feet'