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Non-Fiction - Science & Technology - ISBN: 1861978766

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Super

Informative, funny

Only for those with an interest

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is actually the fourth collection of questions and answers from the Last Word column in New Scientist magazine, but while the first two passed me (and a lot of other people) by without much attention, the third (Does Anything Eat Wasps?) was a surprise success...

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Satisfactory

Collection of facts(providing you find them intere...

Too many answers based on just opinion

I was looking for a little light reading recently to help me pass half an hour or so, as I skimmed my bookshelf I passed my usual favourites from the Dragonlance series of fantasy novels, passed all my mythological books and even my trashy romance novels and eventually settled on "Why don't...

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Super

Amusing and enlightening.

Some answers are quite technical.

What time is it at the North Pole? How did Santa manage to deliver all those presents in a single night? Why doesn't superglue stick to the inside of the tube? How can ants survive being nuked in a microwave?!? Do fish fart? All these and many other essential questions are answered in this superb...

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Excellent

Answers all those little questions you were afraid...

Sometimes the answers are all too brief

This book is a compilation of questions taken from the back page of 'New Scientist' magazine, the famous 'Last Word' column. The answers are sent in by knowledgeable members of the public, and either offer a lucid explanation of the science behind the question, or quite often an amusing take on...

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Excellent

Explains everything you've ever wondered about

Some explainations are a bit long

This is one of the best books I have ever read. I mnot much of a reader but when I saw this book in the charts at number one I thought it might be worth a try. It was definately was a good buy. It explains all of lifes mysteries (well ok maybe a slight exageration) and daily problem we face are...

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Good

“A bit disappointing....”

published 18/01/2010

Some of the facts are quite interesting

Most of the answers go on too long

This book consists of collections of questions and answers from readers of the New Scientist Magazine's 'Last Word' column. The premise of the book is to answer those questions, which we may encounter in ordinary day-to-day life. Although well presented an easy to read, I found this book to be a...

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