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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

New Scientist

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Prose: non-fiction, Popular science

The bestselling collection of scientific trivia, now on audio for the very first time

WHY DON'T PENGUINS' FEET FREEZE is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal success of DOES ANYTHING EAT WASPS? - the Christmas 2005 surprise bestseller, also available from Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks - this new collection includes recent answers never before published in book form, and also old favourites from the column's early days. Yet again, many seemingly simple questions turn out to have complex answers. And some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation. New Scientist's 'Last Word' is regularly voted the magazine's most popular section as it celebrates all questions - the trivial, idiosyncratic, baffling and strange. This new selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.

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Praise for Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

  • A fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivial . . . answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking - Daily Exrpess

  • At last, the mysteries of the world are explained . . . the book everyone is talking about - Independent on Sunday

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