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Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask - New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
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How fat do you have to be to become bulletproof? Why do people have eyebrows? Why do pineapples have spines? How much does a head weigh? What affects the color of earwax? How quickly could I turn into a fossil? Have you ever thought up a question so completely off-the-wall, so seemingly... show more
How fat do you have to be to become bulletproof? Why do people have eyebrows? Why do pineapples have spines? How much does a head weigh? What affects the color of earwax? How quickly could I turn into a fossil? Have you ever thought up a question so completely off-the-wall, so seemingly ridiculous, that you couldn't even find the courage to ask it? Maybe at the sports bar you were transported by the beauty of your beer to wonder, "How long could I live on beer alone?" Or, cycling through the park, you mused, "Did nature invent any wheels?" Or looking up at the night sky, you had a moment of angst, "What would happen if the moon suddenly disappeared -- if it were vaporized or stolen by aliens?" Full of fun factlets, Does Anything Eat Wasps? is a runaway bestseller around the world. It celebrates the weird and wacky questions -- some trivial, some baffling, all unique -- and their multiple answers culled from "The Last Word," a long-running column in the internationally popular science magazine, New Scientist. Tackling the imponderables of everyday life, sparkling with humor, and bursting with delightful erudition, Does Anything Eat Wasps? is irresistibly entertaining and utterly engrossing. So, go on. Put away your lab coat and your pencil -- science is fun again.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743297264 (0743297261)
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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4.0 Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
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4.0 Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Questions
Zobaczyłam kiedyś reklamę w gazecie i od tamtej pory czatowałam na tę książkę, aż dorwałam ją za 10 zł w Realu. Szybko się czyta, pytania są ciekawe. Zwykle jest po kilka odpowiedzi do jednego pytania, więc można sobie porównać jak sprawa wygląda z różnych punktów widzenia. Wadą jest dla mnie natomi...
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A collection of questions culled from the New Scientists "Last Word" column, where the public pose questions and the public answers, includes some editoral answers as well. Fun, witty and informative.
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