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Can Cows Walk Down Stairs? The Best Brains Answer the Biggest and Smallest Scientific Questions

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Edited By: Paul Heiney
276 pages, 40 b/w illus
Can Cows Walk Down Stairs?
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This book answers those tantalising or perplexing questions for which you thought you'd never find an answer. A book for the naturally curious, as well as those seekers after scientific truths, it unravels both those things we take for granted, such as, when you boil an egg, why does the yolk stay in the middle, or why is the sky blue, as well as questions which probe deeply, such as, what does an atom look like, or what was there before the beginning of time? If you were to write in the dust on the moon, how big would the letters have to be so you could see them from earth without a telescope? Drawing on the expertise of a team of enthusiastic scientists around the world, authoritative, entertaining, and often a touch humorous, it will appeal to anyone who's ever been curious about life on earth.

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Paul Heiney is a well-known writer, broadcaster and journalist. He writes features and reviews for The Times and is also the author of several books, among them Pulling Punches, Home Farm, two novels, and The Nuts and Bolts of Life.

Popular Science
Edited By: Paul Heiney
276 pages, 40 b/w illus
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