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Science of Why : Answers to Questions About the World Around Us (Hardcover) (Jay Ingram)

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A browsable, illustrated bedside and bathside pop science reader for anyone ages 10 to 100, by Discovery Channel host and acclaimed writer Jay Ingram. In it, you’ll find answers to questions you’ve never really settled, like “What is déjà vu?”, “Why do we blink?”, “Why are yawns contagious?” and the perennial “Do we really use only 10% of our brains?”Have you ever wondered if people really do weird things during the full moon? How about whether fingernails grow faster than toenails? And do we really dream in color? Jay Ingram is here to put these and many other long-lived scientific uncertainties to rest in this whimsically illustrated guide to the science of everyday life.Combining the wit of What If? by Randall Munroe and the accessible science smarts ofAsapSCIENCE, this new collection features answers to common queries with part sections that address the supernatural, the human body, the animal kingdom, the natural world and more. It also includes science history lessons (Who invented the wheel? Did Archimedes’ “Eureka” moment really happen?), fun facts, myth busters and line drawings, all with the end goal of delighting and surprising your inner science geek.Whether these questions have been on your mind constantly, or occasionally resurface like the myth of Loch Ness (Is it real?), whether they’re silly (Why does my pee smell like asparagus?) or serious (Why does time speed up as I age?) or just plain frustrating (Why do mosquitoes love me?), Ingram will settle them once and for all.
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Jay Ingram
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51709423
UPC: 9781501144295
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-1623
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