Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? : and 130 other science questions answered

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Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?, the eagerly-awaited new 'Last Word' collection, has the answers to these questions and many more. Seven years on from Does Anything Eat Wasps?, the New Scientist series still rides high in the bestseller lists, with well over two million copies sold. Popular science has never been more stimulating or more enjoyable. Like Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?, and Why Can't Elephants Jump?, this collection of wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling questions is guaranteed to delight.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178125026X
  • 9781781250266
  • 114,141

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Praise for the Last Word series: '[An] extraordinary book ... responsible for putting popular science back on its feet Radio 5 Live You can unravel the secrets of life, the universe and everything in your own kitchen ... brilliant. News of the World Science without the boring bits Bookbag A fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivial ... answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking. Daily Expressshow more

About New Scientist

Avidly read for over fifty years, New Scientist is the bestselling and fastest growing science magazine in the world. Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? is again compiled and edited by Mick O'Hare, production editor of New Scientist, who is frequently interviewed on TV and radio.show more

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Praise for the Last Word series:§§'[An] extraordinary book ... responsible for putting popular science back on its feet§Radio 5 Liveshow more

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