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The Last Word

Added: (Wed Nov 29 2000)

Pressbox (Press Release) - THE LAST WORD 2

Publishing 9th November at £8.99

A follow-up to the highly successful The Last Word, this new paperback brings you more questions and answers from The New Scientist's popular column. Readers of the leading science weekly are invited to write in with enquiries about everyday scientific phenomena and other readers respond. This new selection of the most interesting examples covers an enormous range of subjects from everyday household products, to plants, animals, the human body, gadgets, and our environment.

 Why do boomerangs come back?

 Would parachutists be able to play a game of catch while falling?

 Why does grilled cheese go stringy?

 What would happen to a pint of beer in space?

 Why doesn't cling film cling to metal properly?

 Why does the wind blow in gusts?

Copies of The Last Word 2 are available for review, or competition prizes. The editor, Mick O’Hare, is available for interview.

For further information please contact
Kate Farquhar-Thomson
on 01865 267423

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