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Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond

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Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond

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Clear, fascinating answers to 188 more science questions from real people–by a truly gifted explainer.

  • The follow-up to Sherry Seethaler’s popular Curious Folks Ask. Her new collection features188 new Q&As from her San Diego Union Tribune column.
  • Seethaler offers balanced viewpoints and explains what science doesn’t know yet--all in a lighthearted tone that makes science fun.
  • Designed to help busy people rediscover the wonder of science, and make sense of the latest science and health news.

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-705739-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705739-9

Why do lizards do pushups? What will happen if the Earth’s magnetic field reverses? How does water get from the roots to the tops of trees? Why and how do stars die? Is there really such a thing as the green flash? In Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Answers about Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond, gifted science explainer Sherry Seethaler presents 188 of the most fascinating new questions real people have asked about science–together with answers that are clear, accurate, honest, and a pleasure to read.

Like her previous book, Curious Folks Ask, the Q&As in this book are collected from Seethaler’s popular weekly column in the San Diego Union-Tribune. From the Earth’s strangest lifeforms to the deepest reaches of the universe. Seethaler introduces exciting areas of research, cuts through myths, offers real insight into what science has learned–and reveals the continuing mysteries scientists are still working to understand.

Written in Seethaler’s trademark style, Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Answers about Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond presents sophisticated science in a lighthearted, amusing way. Seethaler’s answers will help rekindle the wonder of science in readers of all ages and backgrounds–and help them intelligently interpret the latest news about science and medicine for years to come.

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Table of Contents

Preface     xv

Chapter 1 Creepy crawlies     1

Chapter 2 Amazing animals     23

Chapter 3 Vitally vegetal     53

Chapter 4 Funky phenomena     75

Chapter 5 Environmental effects     97

Chapter 6 Home planet     129

Chapter 7 The heavens     155

Chapter 8 Far out     179

Index     205

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