Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?
And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions
Edited by Mick O’Hare
ISBN 13 9781846681301
Paperback, 224 pp.
Subject: Popular Science
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.
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