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The Science of Why, Volume 3

Answers to Questions About Science Myths, Mysteries, and Marvels

by (author) Jay Ingram

Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Category
Reference, History, Astronomy
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781508257950
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $29.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781508257967
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $15.84 USD

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The newest volume in the beloved Science of Why series—full of fascinating science that will amuse and astonish readers of all ages.

Have you wondered why you cringe when fingernails are scratched along a chalkboard? Or why some people are left-handed? Or if a shark can smell a drop of blood a mile away?

Then you’re in luck! Bestselling author Jay Ingram is back to answer all those questions and more as he explores and explains the world around us in all of its head-scratching curiosity. From the smallest parts inside us to the biggest questions about our universe, Jay tackles pressing topics, such as:

Could we use a laser to shoot an asteroid that was about to hit earth?

What exactly was a dodo and why did it go extinct?

What makes peppers spicy?

Touching on everything from food to robots to space to the animal kingdom, The Science of Why 3 is perfect for anyone who has stayed up late into the night pondering the weird and wonderful world we live in. Full of captivating science questions (and answers!), this book is sure to surprise and delight science readers of all ages.

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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