Why?: Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions by Joel LevyWhy?: Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions by Joel Levy

Why?: Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions

byJoel Levy

Paperback | October 29, 2013

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Why? Answers to&nbspEveryday Scientific&nbspQuestions gets to&nbspthe heart of&nbspconcepts that appear simple and straightforward but that most people, when asked about them&nbspreally can't explain. Why&nbspis the sky&nbspblue? Why is water wet? Why do we need sleep? Why are there&nbsptwenty-four hours in a day? For each question, the&nbspauthor Joel Levy provides a simple, single-line answer followed by more in-depth information about the scientific background on these essential topics. The book spans physics, biology, chemistry, geology, geography, meteorology, paleontology, and planetary science-allowing readers to wow friends and family alike with pithy answers to the obvious questions they never thought to ask.
Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in history and science. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Poison: A Social History ; A Bee in a Cathedral: And 99 Other Scientific Analogies ;  Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project ; and  The Atlas of Lost Treasures. He has als...
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Title:Why?: Answers to Everyday Scientific QuestionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Zest BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0982732295

ISBN - 13:9780982732298

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'Levy offers nontechnical but detailed explanations for a wide range of? natural phenomena? there is plenty here to satisfy casual interests and spark new ones.' - Booklist 'Packed with detail and brimming with trivia.' - Kirkus Reviews Well-researched and clearly written. . . this book provides a fascinating initiation into science. . . . adults-most of whom have forgotten so much from their years in school-will also enjoy this engaging book, whether they read an essay or two whilst riding the subway or if they end up reading the entire book in one sitting." - The Guardian "