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Dr. Seethaler has written an excellent book for any interested student of science. She answers great questions about the world around us in this fascinating book. As a high school science teacher, I encounter many of these from my own students. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who has pondered questions starting with how, what, or why.
Ernest James Lo, Science Teacher, Woodside High School, Woodside, CA
Prepare to Be Fascinated!
Why does the flu change every year?
What makes glue sticky?
What causes out-of-body experiences?
Are all brands of gas the same?
Will adult stem cells work as well as embryonic stem cells?
Is one horsepower really equal to the power of one horse?
Why cant you sneeze with your eyes open?
How much does a cremated body weigh?
These are just a few of the fascinating science and health questions real people have asked top science writer and San Diego Union-Tribunecolumnist Sherry Seethaler. Curious Folks Ask brings together 162 of her best answersall crystal-clear, accurate, quick, and a pleasure to read.Seethaler is one of this generations best science explainers, and it shows: Every answer is accurate, fun to read, and distilled to a single page or less! Want to know how canned air worksor nuclear bombs? What causes goose bumps, earwax, dandruff, headaches? Whether its healthy to crack your knuckles, drink decaf, eat chocolate? What it costs to run all those LED lights around your house? Its all hereand a whole lot more!
- Your bodys oddities: knees to knuckles, itches to sneezes
Surprising facts about how your body grows and works
- Our ingenious inventions
The past, present, and future of our relentless human inventiveness
- Pesky pathogens: viruses, bacteria, and prions
How they keep outsmarting us, and why its so hard to stay healthy
- Common chemical concoctions
The science behind the everyday products that have transformed our lives
- Uniquely human: how we got here,how were unique
New lessons from genetics, archaeology, and evolutionary biology
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