The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers

The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers

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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 dona€™t woodpeckers damage their brains? What is the function of ear wax? Why dona€™t you sneeze when youa€™re 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 Robertsa€™s charmingly wacky drawings add to the fun. From the Trade Paperback edition.There are also kaolin deposits in the United States, including a great chalk mark across the state of Georgia. The China Clay Producers Association says the Georgia deposit dates from .50 million to I00 million years ago, when the Atlantic anbsp;...

Title:The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers
Author: C. Claiborne Ray
Publisher:Anchor - 2007-12-18

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