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New Scientist "Last Word" Series - Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B000308

Every year, readers send in thousands of questions to New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly, in the hope that the answers to them will be given in the 'Last Word' column - regularly voted the most popular section of the magazine.

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest 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? - the Christmas 2005 surprise bestseller - this new collection includes recent answers never before published in book form, and also old favourites from the column's early days.

Yet again, many seemingly simple questions turn out to have complex answers. And some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation. 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 new selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Science & Technology
  • Published : 2006
  • ISBN : 9781861978769
  • SKU : B000308
  • PPC : LL220gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"It's a nicely organised book, offering lots of answers to questions you'd never expect to have. The content was funny and witty, and most of the times, a person with minimal understanding of the physical world would get the general idea behind the given explanations." - Goodreads Review.

The Series

New Scientist, first published on 22 November 1956, is a magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology. Based in London, it publishes weekly English-language editions in the UK, the United States, and Australia. An editorially separate organisation publishes a monthly Dutch-language edition. New Scientist has been available online since 1996.

The Last Word: Questions and Answers from its Popular Column on Everyday Science.