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Established in 1956, New Scientist is the world’s No. 1 science and technology magazine.

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Question Everything 132 Science Questions - and Their Unexpected Answers

Question Everything 132 Science Questions - and Their Unexpected Answers

Author: New Scientist Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

The latest in the bestselling New Scientist Last Word series All science begins with questions...- Why is the night sky black, even though it's full of stars? - How do pebbles skim on water? - Why doesn't your own snoring wake you up? - And why is the Large Hadron Collider so ...er ...large? And as these intriguing, imaginative and occasionally bonkers questions and answers drawn from New Scientist magazine's archives show: question everything and you might find your way to amazing, unexpected insights into our minds, bodies and the universe, and the science behind the scenes that keeps them ticking. As you would expect from New Scientist, this is top-flight science at its most accessible, unpredictable and entertaining. This latest mind-bending addition to the No. 1 bestselling series will fascinate 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike. The New Scientist books from Profile have become sure-fire Christmas bestsellers, now selling over two million copies through bookshops. Last year's Nothing was in the bestseller lists for six weeks. This new book is sure to be at least as successful.

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?

Author: New Scientist Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2012

October 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The seventh in the phenomenally brilliant and best selling series. Complied from the ‘Last Word’ section of the New Scientist magazine, where readers write in with interesting and obscure questions - which are then answered by other (v clever) readers. Perfect for someone who thinks they know everything or for everyone else who loves dipping in and out of fascinating scientific trivia.

eBooks of the Month
Why are Orangutans Orange? Science Puzzles in Pictures - with Fascinating Answers

Why are Orangutans Orange? Science Puzzles in Pictures - with Fascinating Answers

Author: New Scientist Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

This 'Classic New Scientist Q&As' - now fully illustrated. Illustrated for the first time, with eighty full-colour photographs showing the beauty, complexity and mystery of the world around us, here is the next eagerly awaited volume of science questions and answers from New Scientist magazine. From ripples in glass to 'holograms' in ice, the natural world's wonders are unravelled by the magazine's knowledgeable readers.

Why Can't Elephants Jump? And 101 Other Tantalising Science Questions

Why Can't Elephants Jump? And 101 Other Tantalising Science Questions

Author: New Scientist Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2010

Now well-established in the Christmas market, the latest in the New Scientist series of Science puzzles and trivia. As a concept it never seems to stale, due to the fact that these are readers’ queries and readers’ answers – and a genuinely questing readership it is – concerned as much with rats catching bubonic plague as horses getting travel sick.Like for Like ReadingHow to Fossilise Your Hamster & Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist, Mick O’HareDoes Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Questions, New Scientist