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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?New Scientist Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...The latest collection from the New Scientistâ€™s â€˜Last Wordâ€™ column that gave us Does Anything Eat Wasps? last Christmas. To wit, another entertaining and fascinating compilation for dipping into and sharing this Christmas. It is such an easy present to give to anyone with an enquiring mind, whatever their age or gender.
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Why Donâ€™t Penguinsâ€™ Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readersâ€™ answers to the questions in the â€˜Last Wordâ€™ column of New Scientist, the worldâ€™s best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal success of Does Anything Eat Wasps? â€“ the Christmas 2005 surprise bestseller â€“ this new collection includes recent answers never before published in book form, and also old favourites from the columnâ€™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 Scientistâ€™s â€˜Last Wordâ€™ is regularly voted the magazineâ€™s most popular section as it celebrates all questions â€“ the trivial, idiosyncratic, baffling and strange. This new selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.
Reviewsâ€˜a fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivialâ€¦answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking.â€™ - Daily Express
â€˜If you have ever wondered why hair turns grey, fingers get crinkled in the bath or if the Great Wall of China really is visible from space, Mick O'Hare has the answers.' - CNN
â€˜'itâ€™s an ideal Christmas gift for lovers of the strange and baffling.â€™ - Publishing News