The latest title in the bestselling'Last Word'series
Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet?Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?, the eagerly-awaited new'Last Word'collection, has the answers to these questions and many more.Seven years on fromDoes Anything Eat Wasps?,theNew Scientistseries still rides high inthe bestseller lists, with well over two millioncopies sold. Popular science has never been morestimulating or more enjoyable. LikeWhy Don't Penguins'Feet Freeze?,Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?,andWhy Can't Elephants Jump?, this collection of wry and well-informedanswers to a remarkable range of bafflingquestions is guaranteed to delight.
Avidly read for over fifty years,New Scientistis the bestselling and fastest growing science magazine in the world.Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?is again compiled and edited by Mick O'Hare, production editor ofNew Scientist, who is frequently interviewed on TV and radio.
'Praise for the Last Word series:'[An] extraordinary book ... responsible for putting popular science back on its feet', Radio 5 Live
'You can unravel the secrets of life, the universe and everything in your own kitchen ... brilliant.', News of the World
'Science without the boring bits', Bookbag
'A fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivial ... answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking.', Daily Express