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The Science of Why 2

Answers to Questions About the Universe, the Unknown, and Ourselves

by (author) Jay Ingram

Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Initial publish date
Nov 2017
Category
Reference, History, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781501172762
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $29.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781501172779
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $15.96 USD
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781543687033
    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
    List Price
    $21.99

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An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform readers of all ages, from bestselling author Jay Ingram.

Bestselling author and commentator Jay Ingram is back to explain the magic and mysteries of the world around us.

Jay takes readers on a tour of the universe, exploring wonders big and small. From the farthest reaches of space to the most perplexing historical riddles to the marvels of who we are and what we’re made of, Jay answers the important questions, such as:

What’s inside a black hole?
Will machines ever learn to feel?
How much pee is in the average swimming pool?

Because who hasn’t wondered whether we’re living in a computer simulation? Or whether Atlantis existed? Or why cats always land on their feet?

With wit, wisdom, and whimsical illustrations, The Science of Why 2 will delight readers of all ages with the answers to all these questions and more. Full of fun science facts (and fictions), this is the book that everyone’s inner science geek needs to read.

About the author

JAY INGRAM was the host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet from its first episode until June 2011. Prior to joining Discovery, Ingram hosted CBC Radio’s national science show Quirks & Quarks. He has received the Sandford Fleming Award from the Royal Canadian Institute, the Royal Society of Canada’s McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science and the Michael Smith Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. He is the recipient of the 2015 Walter C. Alvarez Award from the American Medical Writers Association. He is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Alberta, has received five honorary doctorates and is a member of the Order of Canada. He has written fourteen books, including the bestselling Theatre of the Mind and Fatal Flaws.

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