1. Why Are Orangutans Orange?

    Science Questions in Pictures—With Fascinating Answers

    Mick O'Hare

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    More popular science questions and answers from the distinguished Mick O’Hare—now illustrated in full color!

    Illustrated for the first time, with eighty full-color photographs showing the beauty, complexity and mystery of the world around us, here is the next eagerly awaited volume of science questions and answers from Mick O’Hare and his team at New Scientist. From ripples in glass to “holograms” in ice, the natural world’s wonders are unraveled by the magazine’s knowledgeable readers. Six years since its debut, this magnificent series still rides high in the international bestseller lists, with well over two million copies sold. Popular science has never been more absorbing or more enjoyable.
    For the first time in full color, this latest collection of resourceful, wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling science questions is guaranteed to impress and delight.
  2. Pub Date
    Pegasus Books

Editorial Reviews

  • “The editor of New Science is at it again, illuminating the wacky side of science and scientists. This time the organizing principle is the remarkable ingenuity shown by hardworking scientists, ingenuity that sometimes verges on, well, craziness. A deeply fascinating and occasionally rib-tickling book.” —Booklist

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Mick O'Hare

Mick O’Hare is the production editor of New Scientist.