Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries
FT P--ss | ISBN: 0137057385 | PDF | 224 pages | 6.5 MB
These are just a few of the fascinating science and health questions real people have asked top science writer and San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Sherry Seethaler.
Curious Folks Ask brings together 162 of her best answers朼ll crystal-clear, accurate, quick, and a pleasure to read. Seethaler knows exactly how to cut through jargon, confusion, and myths. She抯 passionate about sharing what scientists have learned and what they still don抰 know. She explores everything from our bodies to our best inventions: what makes us healthy, what makes us human, and plenty more. Prepare to be surprised, intrigued, and amazed!
Prepare to Be Fascinated!
Why does the flu change every year?
What makes glue sticky?
What causes out-of-body experiences?
Are all brands of gas the same?
Will adult stem cells work as well as embryonic stem cells?
Is one 揾orsepower?really equal to the power of one horse?
Why can抰 you sneeze with your eyes open?
How much does a cremated body weigh?
About the Author
Sherry Seethaler, a science writer and educator at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), works with scientists to communicate their discoveries to the public. Seethaler also writes a weekly column for the San Diego Union-Tribune, answering readers?questions spanning nearly every imaginable science topic.
She holds a Ph.D. in science and mathematics education from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation examined how students reason about scientific controversy. She designed and taught the innovative course, Teaching Contemporary Scientific Controversies, and helped design UCSD抯 California Teach program, which prepares science and math students to teach. Seethaler is author of Lies, Damned Lies, and Science (FT Press Science, 2009).
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