Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: And Answers to 100 Other Weird and Wacky Questions About How the World Works (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 27, 2009 - Science - 256 pages
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Amazing and intriguing questions and answers from the team behind the international phenomenon Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?

The popular-science magazine behind the runaway international bestsellers Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? and Does Anything Eat Wasps? takes on another irresistible batch of the strange, silly, and mind-boggling questions that plague curious minds the world over:

  • Can pigeons sweat, can fish get thirsty, and can insects get fat?
  • Could a person commit the perfect murder by killing someone the day after receiving a full blood transfusion?
  • Is there a way to beat the odds of the lottery by using math?
  • How much mucus does a nose produce during the average cold?
  • If forced to eat parts of yourself to survive, which non-vital organs would be the most nutritious?

Culled from New Scientist’s popular “The Last Word” column and edited by Mick O’Hare, the author of How to Fossilize Your Hamster, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is guaranteed to amuse and amaze as much as it informs.

(And if a polar bear appears to be lonely, it probably means there wasn’t enough walrus for dinner.)


  

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Review: Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: And 110 Other Questions

User Review  - Ria - Goodreads

A fascinating book that covers a wide range of scientific subjects. Our bodies, transport, plants and animals, all are dealt with in easy to read question and answer scenarios. Told with humour and a ... Read full review

Review: Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: And 110 Other Questions

User Review  - Nigel - Goodreads

If I could, I would give this two and a half stars. It gains the extra half plainly because there are slightly more interesting questions than downright pointless ones. Questions such as "Could ... Read full review

Contents

1 Food and Drink
1
2 Domestic Science
30
3 Our Bodies
48
4 Feeling OK?
95
5 Plants and Animals
108
6 Our Weather Our Planet Our Universe
156
7 Troublesome Transport
186
8 Best of the Rest
205
Index
227
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New Scientist is a science magazine for everyone, young and old, amateur and professional. With a worldwide readership of more than half a million, it is among the most popular of all popular-science magazines.

Mick O’ Hare is the production editor of New Scientist and the editor of the magazine’s previous international bestsellers Does Anything Eat Wasps? and Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? He lives in London.

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