Fun science and nature trivia with full-color photos in a “deeply fascinating and occasionally rib-tickling book” (Booklist).
From the editor at New Scientist who brought us such works as How to Fossilize Your Hamster, this is an illustrated compendium of facts that reveal the beauty, complexity, and mystery of the world around us. Drawing on the magazine’s popular “Last Word” column, Why Are Orangutans Orange? covers everything from bubbles to bugs, as well as why tigers have stripes and blue-footed boobies have, well, blue feet.
With over two million copies sold, this series of question-and-answer compendiums is a delight for anyone who loves to learn!
“The editor of New Science is at it again, illuminating the wacky side of science and scientists. This time the organizing principle is the remarkable ingenuity shown by hardworking scientists, ingenuity that sometimes verges on, well, craziness. A deeply fascinating and occasionally rib-tickling book.” —Booklist
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.