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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions


By (author) New Scientist, Edited by Mick O'Hare

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  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 16mm | 169g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1861978766
  • ISBN 13: 9781861978769
  • Sales rank: 14,499

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Why 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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Established in 1956, New Scientist is the world's No. 1 science and technology magazine.

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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'