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The New York times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers: 225 New, Unusual, Intriguing, and Just Plain Bizarre Inquiries into Everyday Scientific Mysteries

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What would kill you if you fell into a black hole? Once people finally get to Mars, how will they get back? What makes the holes in Swiss cheese? Are there any carnivorous plants that are harmful to humans? Are there really caterpillars that scream to protect themselves? How do birds have sexual intercourse? Why don’t woodpeckers damage their brains? What is the function of ear wax? Why don’t you sneeze when you’re asleep? Do germs have germs? What is considered evidence for extra-terrestial intelligence?

Every week, C. Claiborne Ray answers questions like these from the readers of the New York Times Science section who, as this delightful second volume demonstrates, never seem to run out of things to ask about. Here, Ray gives us 225 of the most interesting answers she has gleaned from scientists in every discipline, satisfying our desire to understand some of the strangest, most curious mysteries of the natural world. Victoria Roberts’s charmingly wacky drawings add to the fun.

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From the function of earwax to why woodpeckers do not damage their brains and the truth about spontaneous human combustion, a second fascinating compendium answers 225 inquiries into everyday science mysteries, culled from The New York Times's "Science Q&A" column. Original. 17,500 first printing.

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C. Claiborne Ray has been an editor for The New York Times for twenty-five years, and has been the writer of The New York Times Science Q&A column since 1988. A resident of a historic Brooklyn neighborhood, she is a cat lover and a major-league jazz fan.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Reaching for the Stars

Chapter 2 Down to Earth

Chapter 3 The Weather, Rain or Shine

Chapter 4 Food, Glorious Food

Chapter 5 Flora! Flora! Flora!

Chapter 6 All Bugs Great and Small

Chapter 7 It’s a Zoo Out There

Chapter 8 Secrets of Cats and Dogs

Chapter 9 Animal Aviators

Chapter 10 How Humans Get That Way

Chapter 11 Our Bodies, Our Aches and Pains

Chapter 12 Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know

Chapter 13 Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

Chapter 14 Battleground: The Body

Chapter 15 Ways Modern and Ancient

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307429056
Subtitle:
225 New, Intriguing, and Just Plain Bizarre Inquiries into Everyday Scientific Mysteries
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Edited by:
Henry Fountain
Author:
Ray, C. Claiborne
Author:
Fountain, Henry
Author:
C. Claiborne Ray
Author:
Henry Fountain
Subject:
Science : Reference
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
Questions & Answers
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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"Synopsis" by , From the function of earwax to why woodpeckers do not damage their brains and the truth about spontaneous human combustion, a second fascinating compendium answers 225 inquiries into everyday science mysteries, culled from The New York Times's "Science Q&A" column. Original. 17,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , C. Claiborne Ray has been an editor for The New York Times for twenty-five years, and has been the writer of The New York Times Science Q&A column since 1988. A resident of a historic Brooklyn neighborhood, she is a cat lover and a major-league jazz fan.
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