Established in 1956, New Scientist is the fastest-growing and bestselling science magazine in the world, reaching over 3 million readers through its print and digital channels. Its series of accessible popular science books, which debuted in 2005, has sold well over 2 million copies worldwide. Jeremy Webb, who has worked at New Scientist for over twenty-three years, is editor-in-chief.
A Guardian Top 10 Science and Technology book
"An entertaining and intellectually stimulating read."--Shelf Awareness "The experts at New Scientist magazine have published a book that answers some of the oddest but most entertaining questions they've been asked."--Daily Mail "Explain[s] some of life's great mysteries."--Reveal "Answers the questions you've probably wondered all your life."--Wales Online "Great answers to common dinner party questions."--Good Housekeeping "More intriguing questions and answers from the New Scientist Magazine archives. Stumped for ideas for Christmas presents? Then this might be the ideal choice for anyone--teen to old-age. All you need is an interest in the curiosities of life!"--LoveReading "There are so many phenomena out there which we accept from day to day but if we ever stop to think about them, we don't have any explanations. Never fear--[. . . ] New Scientist [. . .] has the answers to these questions and more."--Mirror "New Scientist magazine has compiled a book answering the most obscure and intriguing questions they've ever been asked."--Newsbreaker "Poses questions asked by the curious the world over and offers sometimes varying-- and often highly theoretical--answers offered by experts, academics, engineers, teachers, philosophers and assorted know-alls . . . . There are head-scratchers here aplenty."--The Clothesline