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Description - Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything by Editors of "Discover" Magazine

From the files of "Discover Magazine", a leading source of popular science, with over 5 million monthly readers, "Discover" is one of the foremost journals of popular science, pitched to a layman's level. One of the most eagerly awaited monthly features is the 20 Things You Didn't Know About column, which occupies the last page of the magazine. This book takes the best of these columns, but more than just that, the editors at "Discover" have expanded each one into a book-length chapter, telling the story behind the science in a lively, appealing way.The writing in the 25 subject areas is witty and chock-full of little known, quirky facts. The topics are broad, and sometimes unexpected (like sex in space). Using quotes from famous people from all walks of life, and many informative sidebars, readers will surely find out more than 20 things they didn't know about science. It is drawn from a wide variety of scientific fields, including: space disasters; garbage; sleep; meteors; death; ancient weapons; rats; aliens; bees; sperm banks; internet; birth; sex in space; weather; duct tape; germs; your body; milk; mosquitoes; and airport security.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061435645
ISBN-10: 0061435643
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Editors of "Discover" Magazine

With more than five million readers, DISCOVER is the leading science magazine aimed at the general public. Founded in 1980, this award-winning magazine publishes articles covering science, technology, and the future. New York Magazine called DISCOVER "the science magazine for the interested layman," and the Chicago Tribune said DISCOVER "is the science magazine for anyone who flunked eleventh-grade biology. It tackles topics ranging from global warming to black holes to Neanderthals with a refreshing lack of academic jargon." Dean Christopher is a regular contributor to DISCOVER, writing book reviews and contributing to the very same column, "20 Things You Didn't Know About," that inspired this book. He has also served as editor-at-large for SPIN magazine and as a contributor to OMNI. Dean's constant yearning to learn has led him to become fluent in French and Spanish. He also spent a decade as a pianist, arranger, and composer in New York, Paris, and Madrid. Dean currently lives in Beverly Hills, California.