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

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

by Scientist New, New Scientist Magazine Staff, Spike Gerrell
     
 


Why is the sky blue? Does it really get warmer when it snows? Why doesn't superglue stick to the inside of the tube? How is it possible to uncork a bottle by hitting the bottom? Can you drive through a rainbow? Why does soap make bubblebath collapse?

The leading English language science weekly, The New Scientist, runs a popular column, "The Last Word,"

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Why is the sky blue? Does it really get warmer when it snows? Why doesn't superglue stick to the inside of the tube? How is it possible to uncork a bottle by hitting the bottom? Can you drive through a rainbow? Why does soap make bubblebath collapse?

The leading English language science weekly, The New Scientist, runs a popular column, "The Last Word," that invites readers to write in with inquiries about everyday scientific phenomena. Providing a selection of the most interesting questions and answers from the column, this book covers a wide range of subjects, from plants and animals to the human body and gadgets and inventions. Fun and informative, it is fascinating reading for anyone who has ever found themselves asking these kinds of questions.

Editorial Reviews

Joe Mielke
If you are more curious than practical then you'll want to read this book. But if you think that hot air rises or that the Great Wall of China is the only non-natural object visible from space or that lemmings favor mass suicide you need this book. -- ForeWord Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192861993
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/18/1999
Series:
Popular Science Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

The New Scientist is the leading English language science weekly, selling over 120,000 copies through its UK and Australian editions. It now publishes on the Internet through its website Planet Science. "The Last Word" is one of the most popular columns in the magazine, receiving about 200 letters a week.

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