Does Anything Eat Wasps? : And 101 Other Questions Paperback
Edited by Mick O'Hare
Part of the New Scientist series
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.
Does Anything Eat Wasps? is a collection of the best that have appeared, including: Why can't we eat green potatoes?
Why do airliners suddenly plummet? Does a compass work in space? Why do all the local dogs howl at emergency sirens? How can a tree grow out of a chimney stack? Why do bruises go through a range of colours? Why is the sea blue inside caves? Many seemingly simple questions are actually very complex to answer. And some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation.
New Scientist's 'Last Word' celebrates all questions - the trivial, the idiosyncratic, the baffling and the strange.
This selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/11/2005
- Category: Science: general issues
- ISBN: 9781861979735