Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? : And 130 Other Science Questions Answered, Paperback

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? : And 130 Other Science Questions Answered Paperback

Part of the Wellcome series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9781781250266



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Like the rest of the series, this book is fascinating. It's full of answers to the kind of questions that randomly bother you, often ones that it sounds slightly silly to ask: 'Why do we have earwax?', for example. (I knew the answer already in this case, but it's one of those things I would probably look at someone oddly for asking, so...) There are more serious questions too, and generally a good mix of entertainment and information. <br/><br/>Just, ugh, can we stop debating James Bond's drinking habits now?

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