13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Facts and Thoughts,
This review is from: Why Can't Elephants Jump?: and 113 more science questions answered (New Scientist) (Paperback)
I enjoyed this - lots of facts I have always wondered about, though I have only looked at some - and some I find the explanations a bit challenging.
A really good pair of books if you are wanting to buy someone a present would be this with Peter Cave's Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles
That gets you thinking for yourself more as well as being lots of fun. Facts with this - and not fiction with Llamas, but thoughts with Llamas to discuss. I'm still unsure about the right answer to the llama question and not always all that clear about some of the scientific facts. Good features of both.
Excellent buys together for your student offspring - solves my problem for some presents anyway!