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Blue Genes and Polyester Plants 365 More Surprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries

by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

  • ISBN: 9780471145752
  • ISBN10: 0471145750

Blue Genes and Polyester Plants 365 More Surprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries

by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publish date: 03/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780471145752
  • ISBN10: 0471145750
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Description: "Irresistible. She asks extraordinary questions and gives you the extraordinary answers". -- New Scientist, praise for 365 Surprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries

-- Which is the most promiscuous primate?

-- Why do American presidents and fat possums have more sons than daughters?

-- What kind of grass is stronger than concrete?

Learn the answers to these and many other fascinating scientific questions

Science fans and trivia buffs will welcome this witty and scrupulously researched follow-up to Sharon McGrayne's 365 Surprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries (Wiley, 1994). Here is another lively question-and-answer collection of intriguing, colorful, and curious facts culled from the cutting edge of scientific research. Covering the full spectrum of disciplines, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, medicine and health, physics, and technology, this fun collection is guaranteed to challenge any reader's imagination.

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