Hundreds of weird, wacky, and unexpected science questions answered by experts from around the world.Just how old is dirt, really Are men or women likely to be hit by lightning What do whales sing about Why dont we have our jetpacks or flying cars yet If I had to, could I survive on cat food alone and 224 curious questions answered by the world s smartest people Ever wondered if you could beat a T Rex in an arm wrestling match Why men get hit by lightning often than women Or whether you could get rich selling your organs on the black market This indispensable book from Popular Science magazine answers these questions, and hundreds The editors at PopSci asked leading physicists, biologists, and other scientists a whole raft of crazy questions, and received the surprisingly detailed and fascinating answers gathered into this one impossible put down volume As someone who makes up facts for a living, I rely heavily on actual informationespecially the provocative, gasp inducing, brain firing, hardly credible sort contained hereinto keep the furnace of falsehood alight This book, then, could not have come at a better time I am throwing it into the fire as we speak John Hodgman, Resident Expert on The Daily Show and author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require Pages kept grabbing my attention and forcing me to stop and learn about something I didnt even know I was interested in Theodore Gray, author of The Elements and Mad Science...
|Title||:||FYI (Popular Science): 229 Curious Questions Answered by the World's Smartest People|
|Publisher||:||Weldon Owen Original edition August 23, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||566 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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FYI (Popular Science): 229 Curious Questions Answered by the World's Smartest People Reviews
If you have an inquiring mind and love science, this is a must read book for you. I have always loved question and answer type books because they provide nourishment for the mind. When I saw this book in my Popular Science magazine I immediately had to have it. This fantastic volume is organized into six sections.
This book lived up to my expectations. While some of the questions were ones I was curious about, others were something I had never thought of (such as: what does space smell like?)but was really interested in the answers.
This is a good book. It is very informational and very nice looking with colored pages. Also, it is made by a good magazine maker, Popular Science, so you should know that this is a good book. It was delivered unpackaged (most likely because I had bought more then one item at a time, and in a new, perfect binding, and no folded, ripped, or damaged pages. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves/likes the Popular Science magazine, whoever wants to know stuff like how old dirt is, and to anyone who wants to impress their friends.
I got this book for myself and it was very goodreading I love it it's full of stuff to read and very interesting to.
I FOUND THIS BOOK TO BE VERY INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING..IT IS DIVIDED INTO 6 SECTIONS,ANIMAL WORLD,HERE ON EARTH,WONDERS OF MEDICINE AND A FEW OTHER PERTINENT TOPICS. MY HUSBAND ALSO IS ENJOYING THIS AND LEARNING A LOT.
I got this as a gift for a teenager, and I ended up reading a lot of it myself before wrapping it up! :) It was very entertaining and the whole family liked reading through it!
This product is all it advertises, it is exactly what you expect -aimed at the young adult market, entertaining, and informative. A fun science read. Maybe good bathroom or coffee-table reading?
The Popular Science FYI is perfect for answering those curious questions. Love it and so does my grandson! I would recommend this to anyone.