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The Why Files: The Science Behind the News

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Science magazine meets The Onion, Mental Floss, and Mad magazine in this ingenious guide to the science behind the news

For more than a decade , the intrepid folks at whyfiles.org-the #1 science destination on the web-have been exploring the science behind newsworthy events. Now condensed into a book written with the site's characteristic wit, The Why Files features scores of articles organized into sections that mirror any city's daily newspaper: World News, Metro, Business Life, Sports, Arts and Leisure, Travel, Style, Opinion Page, and more. Who knew that science can explain why extremists say "God Told Us to Kill," how poker can make you sick, why great racehorses have big butts, and if electrocution is the best way to zap a bug? For those who love accurate science served up with humor in a one-of-a-kind newscast, this decidedly non-geeky guide is a must.

Synopsis:

Clear, fun explanations of the science behind the headlines ("U.S. News & World Report"), "The Why Files" explains how poker can make one sick, whether electrocution is the best way to zap a bug, and more. b&w illustrations throughout.

About the Author

DAVID TENENBAUM has written about science, health, and the environment for publications including the Los Angeles Times, Technology Review and the Milwaukee Journal.

TERRY DEVITT is director of research communications for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143114673
Author:
Tenenbaum, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
With:
Devitt, Terry
Author:
Devitt, Terry
Author:
Tenenbaum, David J.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.12x7.54x.55 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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