The Science of Why, Volume 5

Answers to Questions About the Ordinary, the Odd, and the Outlandish

About The Book

Chock-full of peculiar puzzles, mind-bending mythbusters, and quirky questions, the fifth pop science book in the bestselling Science of Why series is perfect for anyone curious about the weird and wondrous world we live in.

Have you ever wondered if octopuses are from outer space? What Mexican jumping beans are? Or if banana peels are really slippery?

If questions like these are keeping you up at night, you can rest easy. Bestselling author Jay Ingram is here to answer all the whimsical and whacky wonderings that have baffled people since the dawn of time. From our bodies to our pets (and other beasts) to the natural world around us, Jay tackles science topics big and small, such as:

Did dinosaurs sit on their eggs?

What is our funny bone?

Is there a specific muscle that makes dogs cute?

Because who hasn’t pondered whether plants have feelings? Or if Robin Hood was a real person? Or what future humans will look like?

Teeming with amusing answers to bemusing questions—and handy and hilarious illustrations—this latest volume separates fact from fiction, lesson from legend, and myth from marvel. Endlessly illuminating and entertaining, The Science of Why, Volume 5 is five times the fun for new and old readers of the series.

About The Author

(c) Richard Siemens

Jay Ingram was the host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet for sixteen years, and before that hosted CBC Radio’s national science show Quirks & Quarks. He has written eighteen books, including the five volumes in the mega-bestselling Science of Why series. His dog, Robbie, is very cute and sometimes annoying. Visit Jay at JayIngram.ca. Follow him on Twitter @JayIngram.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 17, 2020)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982140861

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