Profile Books


  • Imprint: Profile Books
  • Published: 06/10/2011
  • Price: £8.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 224p
  • Edition Illustration Details: Colour illustrations throughout
  • ISBN: 9781846685071
  • Subject: Humour and Gift,Popular Science
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Why are Orangutans Orange?

Science puzzles in pictures - with fascinating answers

New Scientist

Classic New Scientist Q&As - now fully illustrated

Illustrated for the first time, with eighty full-colour 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 unravelled 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. Like Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006), Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008) and Why Can't Elephants Jump? (2010), this latest collection of resourceful, wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling science questions is guaranteed to impress and delight.

About the Author

Over fifty years old, New Scientist is the best selling and fastest growing science magazine in the world. Why are Orangutans Orange? is again compiled and edited by Mick O'Hare, production editor of New Scientist, who is frequently interviewed on TV and radio.



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