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Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? By New Scientist

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? by New Scientist

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Summary

Following the phenomenal success of "Does Anything Eat Wasps?" and the even more spectacularly successful "Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?", this collection includes a bumper crop of wise and wonderful answers.

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? Summary

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions by New Scientist

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is the third 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? (2005) and the even more spectacularly successful Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006), this latest collection includes a bumper crop of wise and wonderful answers never before seen in book form. As usual, the simplest questions often have the most complex answers - while some that seem the knottiest have very simple explanations. 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 all-new and eagerly awaited selection of the best again presents popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? Reviews

Following on from the ludicrously popular Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze, this latest collection of strange and intriguing posers from the New Scientist's 'Last Word' column achieves a scientifically improbable feat: it continues to feed the appetite for weird science without seeming to scrape the bottom of the barrel ... sure to be another Christmas hit * Independent *
Why do fingernails grow after death? Why is custard powder pink until you add liquid? And will cracking your knuckles cause long-term harm? These are some of the trivial but intriguing scientific questions posed by inquisitive readers of New Scientist. Now the answers, provided by other well-informed readers, have been collected in a fun book, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?... enlightening * Sun *
At last science provides the answers to the world's most pointless questions...they're those baffling questions that pop into the brain when you've nothing else to think about, and only the appliance of a large helping of science can answer. Now a new book by the experts at New Scientist magazine solves some of the most intriguing queries sent in by readers * Daily Mail *
A fascinating book * BBC Focus *
It does have wonderful laughs * Sunday Tribune *
It's interesting, it's accurate and it's science without the boring bits ... if you're thinking of buying it as a present then it's something for the intelligent, thinking reader to keep * Bookbag *
This is a perfect stocking filler for the more inquiring mind and is packed with weird and wonderful questions...This is a superb collection of general knowledge with a humorous edge that makes this a sure-fire hit this Christmas * Bury Free Press *

About New Scientist

Over fifty years old, New Scientist is the bestselling science magazine in the world, with over 400,000 readers a week in the UK alone. Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is again compiled and edited by Mick O'Hare, production editor at New Scientist and widely interviewed author of How to Fossilise Your Hamster.

Additional information

GOR000745700
9781846681301
1846681308
Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions by New Scientist
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2008-10-09
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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