Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? : And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions, Paperback

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? : And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions Paperback

Edited by Mick O'Hare

Part of the New Scientist series

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9781846681301



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Something else from the Kindle store that caught my eye for use as a palate-cleanser/relaxing read before bed. I don't know what draws me so much about non-fiction lately, but this was perfect for my purposes. It's a collection of questions submitted to New Scientist, and the responses sent in by subscribers, on a whole range of random questions, like whether spiders get thirsty and whether elephants sneeze.<br/><br/>It's no good for finding out the answers to questions of your own, if you don't happen to share the questions asked by the readers of New Scientist; it's not like an encyclopedia in which information can be looked up. The questions are only loosely grouped together in sections. Still, very good for learning all sorts of random and interesting things.<br/><br/>(Yes, spiders get thirsty. Yes, elephants sneeze.)

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