The Science of Why 2
Answers to Questions About the Universe, the Unknown, and Ourselves
An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform readers of all ages, from bestselling author Jay Ingram.
Bestselling author and commentator Jay Ingram is back to explain the magic and mysteries of the world around us.
Jay takes readers on a tour of the universe, exploring wonders big and small. From the farthest reaches of space to the most perplexing historical riddles to the marvels of who we are and what we're made of, Jay answers the important questions, such as:
What's inside a black hole?
Will machines ever learn to feel?
How much pee is in the average swimming pool?
Because who hasn't wondered whether we're living in a computer simulation? Or whether Atlantis existed? Or why cats always land on their feet?
With wit, wisdom, and whimsical illustrations, The Science of Why 2 will delight readers of all ages with the answers to all these questions and more. Full of fun science facts (and fictions), this is the book that everyone's inner science geek needs to read.
About this Author
Jay Ingram has hosted two national science programs in Canada, Quirks & Quarks on CBC radio and Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada. He is the author of nineteen books, which have been translated into fifteen languages, including the bestselling five-volume The Science of Why series. In 2015, he won the Walter C. Alvarez Award from the American Medical Writers' Association for excellence in communicating health care developments and concepts to the public, and from 2005 to 2015 he chaired the Science Communications Program at the Banff Centre. Jay has six honorary degrees, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and is a Member of the Order of Canada. He is cofounder of the arts and engineering street festival called Beakerhead in Calgary. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. Connect with him on Twitter @JayIngram.
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