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Why Are Orangutans Orange?

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 New Scientist magazine. From ripples in glass to 'holograms' in ice, the natural world's wonders are unraveled by the magazine's knowledgeable readers. Six years on from Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), the New Scientist series still rides high in the bestseller lists, with well over two million copies sold. Popular science has never been more absorbing or more enjoyable. This latest collection of resourceful, wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling science questions is guaranteed to impress and delight.

Now in print for over fifty years, New Scientist is the bestselling and fastest growing science magazine in the world. Why are Orangutans Orange? is compiled and edited by Mick O'Hare, production editor of New Scientist, who is frequently interviewed on television and radio.