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The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers: 225 New, Unusual, Intriguing, and Just Plain Bizarre Inquiriesinto Everyday Scientifi

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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 dont woodpeckers damage their brains? What is the function of ear wax? Why dont you sneeze when youre 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 Robertss charmingly wacky drawings add to the fun.

Book News Annotation:

Each week, Ray, an editor for The New York Times for 25 years, answers questions from readers of the newspaper's science section. In this collection, she answers 225 questions on everything from the holes in Swiss cheese to the number of angels that can fit on the head of a pin. Humorous b&w illustrations are included. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this second volume, compiled from the thousands of queries submitted to The "New York Times, " Ray clearly and succinctly satisfies readers' curiosity by relying on leading scientists and educators to answer perplexing questions.

About the Author

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 Its 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 Youve 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:
9780385722582
Other:
Roberts, Victoria
Author:
Roberts, Victoria
Author:
Ray, C. Claiborne
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Questions & Answers
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol.14, no.4(G)
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.12x5.20x.54 in. .39 lbs.

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