Will We Ever Speak Dolphin Reissue and 130 Other Science Questions Answered

Author: New Scientist

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ISBN: 147364271X

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Ever wondered . . . - what is earwax for? - when is the moon blue? - why are there only two sexes? - do doctors live longer? Informative, hilarious, sometimes unsettling and always unexpected, the questions and answers from New Scientist readers in the magazine's popular 'Last Word' column are endlessly fascinating. Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? brings the best of the bunch together in another witty, weird and wise compendium that's irresistible for 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike. If you've ever wanted to know why you can't hear shouting underwater, whether ants get scared of humans towering over them, how butterflies know where they're heading, or whether there really is a difference between martinis shaken or stirred, New Scientist has all the weird and witty answers.
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Will We Ever Speak Dolphin

Science is destined to make great strides in unravelling the mysteries of dolphin communication, as there is much we do not yet understand about the function of their vocalisations. However, the idea that dolphins are harbouring a ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473642720

Category: Social Science

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Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? has the answers to these questions and many more. By 2012, over two million copies of the New Scientist 'Last Word' series had been sold.
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Will We Ever Speak Dolphin

Like Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?, and Why Can't Elephants Jump?, this collection of wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling questions is guaranteed to delight.

Author: Mick O'Hare

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: 178125026X

Category: Questions and answers

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Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?, the eagerly-awaited new 'Last Word' collection, has the answers to these questions and many more. Seven years on from Does Anything Eat Wasps?, the New Scientist series still rides high in the bestseller lists, with well over two million copies sold. Popular science has never been more stimulating or more enjoyable. Like Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?, and Why Can't Elephants Jump?, this collection of wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling questions is guaranteed to delight.
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Will We Ever Speak Dolphin

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin' brings the best of the bunch together in another witty, weird and wise compendium that's irresistible for 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike.

Author: New Scientist (Firm)

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ISBN: 1529337127

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Eureka

Will we ever speak dolphin? DOLPHINS AND HUMANS can communicate, but will it ever be possible for them to engage in meaningful conversation? Perhaps, but communication between the two species has been limited to date.

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529394122

Category: Science

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Introduced by Jim Al-Khalili Could you surf down an erupting volcano? Why do zebras have stripes? Are you breathing the same air as Leonardo da Vinci? Are there any green mammals? Why do pineapples have spikes? Why do songs get stuck in your head? What happens when black holes collide? Can you extract your DNA? New Scientist has been a treasure trove of fascinating and surprising questions and answers for over a decade. From how to measure the speed of light using chocolate, to why dogs howl at sirens, Eureka! brings together 365 mindblowing questions, fascinating facts and exciting experiments. If you've ever wondered how to escape quicksand, what would happen if the moon vanished, and why cats (nearly) always land on their feet, you've come to the right place.
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Becoming Scientific

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?; Why Are Orangutans Orange?; and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?. Each book is a collection of what the editors call 'witty and sometimes esoteric' questions by readers, members of the public, and, ...

Author: Saima Salehjee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527558250

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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What does it mean to be ‘sciencey’? Why do some people of all ages engage avidly with space and astronauts, birds and butterflies, chemicals and equations, while others detest and ‘hate’ the very ideas? This book develops in-depth analyses of the ‘science identities’ of very different people—young and old of diverse backgrounds—in order to explore their immersion in, and entanglement with, the processes of learning science. At the centre of the book lies a collection of their ‘science life’ stories, detailing their engagement with both formal education in schools and colleges, and informal science learning in the culture of everyday life. The text highlights how science educators, teachers, parents and science communicators more generally can foster and support the formation and transformation of people’s science identities, providing strategies to support the learning journey of children, adolescents and adults within a broad range of learning environments.
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Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook

Epitomised by the New Scientist book entitled Will we Ever Speak Dolphin? (New Scientist, 2012), a frequently asked question offshore is 'What do calls actually mean?' The following sections summarise current understanding on call ...

Author: Victoria Todd

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781907807701

Category: Science

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Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook is the ultimate instruction manual for mitigation measures to minimise man-made acoustical and physical disturbances to marine mammals from industrial and defence activities.
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Question Everything

Mark Langford Stockport, Cheshire, UK Just when we thought it was safe to go back into the cocktail bar, this old chestnut sprang back to life. In 2012, when we published our anthology Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?, we thought we had it ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473642669

Category: Science

Page: 288

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All science begins with questions... - Why is the night sky black, even though it's full of stars? - How do pebbles skim on water? - Why doesn't your own snoring wake you up? - And why is the Large Hadron Collider so ... er ... large? And as these intriguing, imaginative and occasionally bonkers questions and answers drawn from New Scientist magazine's archives show: question everything and you might find your way to amazing, unexpected insights into our minds, bodies and the universe, and the science behind the scenes that keeps them ticking. As you would expect from New Scientist, this is top-flight science at its most accessible, unpredictable and entertaining. This latest mind-bending addition to the No. 1 bestselling series will fascinate 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike.
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This Book Will Blow Your Mind

How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance How ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473628632

Category: Science

Page: 336

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What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers. From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible. This book will explain: Why part of the universe missing (and how scientists finally found it) How time might also flow backwards How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future) Whether the universe is a hologram And why we are all zombies Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can't wait to share, as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this new book from the bestselling New Scientist series will blow your mind - and then put it back together again. You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this book.
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Why Are Orangutans Orange

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473642737

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The 2011 'Last Word' collection featured, for the first time, 108 full-colour photographs showing the beauty, complexity and mystery of the world around us. From ripples in glass to 'holograms' in ice, the natural world's wonders are unravelled by the magazine's knowledgeable readers. The book presents more resourceful, wry and well-informed answers to a remarkable range of baffling science questions.
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Why Can t Elephants Jump

How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance How Long is Now?

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473642805

Category: Social Science

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Well, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. That is why the previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them. Like Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006) and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008), this is another wonderful collection of wise, witty and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions, from 'why is frozen milk yellow?' to 'what's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes?'.
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Do Polar Bears Get Lonely

How to Fossilise Your Hamster How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance How Long is Now?

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473651227

Category: Science

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Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is the third compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal success of Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005) and the even more spectacularly successful Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006), this latest collection includes a bumper crop of wise and wonderful answers never before seen in book form. As usual, the simplest questions often have the most complex answers - while some that seem the knottiest have very simple explanations. New Scientist's 'Last Word' is regularly voted the magazine's most popular section as it celebrates all questions - the trivial, idiosyncratic, baffling and strange. This all-new and eagerly awaited selection of the best again presents popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.
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The Universe Next Door

How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance How ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473628625

Category: Performing Arts

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It's lucky you're here. But for a series of choices, accidents and coincidences - any of which could have gone otherwise - your life would have been very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds - but we can imagine parallel universes in which dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the moon first, everyone's a vegetarian or time itself flows backwards. And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? What if robots become smarter than us? Or, if every human on the planet simply vanished tomorrow? The answers to these questions aren't just fun to consider, but reveal deep truths about our own universe. Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through dozens of incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories - each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.
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How to Fossilise Your Hamster

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance How Long is Now?

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473651272

Category: Science

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How can you measure the speed of light with chocolate and a microwave? Why do yo-yos yo-yo? Why does urine smell so peculiar after eating asparagus (includes helpful recipe)? How long does it take to digest different types of food? What is going on when you drop mentos in to cola? 100 wonderful, intriguing and entertaining scientific experiments which show scientific principles first hand - this is science at its most popular.
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How Long is Now

How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473628601

Category: Science

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A Sunday Times bestseller How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditation. Living in the present may never feel the same. Ready for some more? Okay. Why isn't Pluto a planet? Why are dogs' noses wet? Why do hens cluck more loudly after laying an egg? What happens when one black hole swallows another? Do our fingerprints change as we get older? How young can you die of old age? And what is at the very edge of the Universe? Life is full of mind-bending questions. And, as books like What If? and Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? have shown, the route to find each answer can take us on the weirdest and most wonderful journeys. How Long is Now? is a fascinating new collection of questions you never thought to ask, along with answers that will change the way you see everything.
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Why Don t Penguins Feet Freeze

How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance How ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473651319

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal success of Does Anything Eat Wasps? - the Christmas 2005 surprise bestseller - this new collection includes recent answers never before published in book form, and also old favourites from the column's early days. Yet again, many seemingly simple questions turn out to have complex answers. And some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation. New Scientist's 'Last Word' is regularly voted the magazine's most popular section as it celebrates all questions - the trivial, idiosyncratic, baffling and strange. This new selection of the best is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening.
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Nothing

How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? How to Make a Tornado Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Question Everything Chance How Long is ...

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473642690

Category: Social Science

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Zero, zip, nada, zilch. It's all too easy to ignore the fascinating possibilities of emptiness and non-existence, and we may well wonder what there is to say about nothing. But scientists have known for centuries that nothing is the key to understanding absolutely everything, from why particles have mass to the expansion of the universe; without nothing we'd be precisely nowhere. With chapters by 22 science writers, including top names such as Ian Stewart, Marcus Chown, Helen Pilcher, Nigel Henbest, Michael Brooks, Linda Geddes, Paul Davies, Jo Marchant and David Fisher, this fascinating and intriguing book revels in a subject that has tantalised the finest minds for centuries, and shows there's more to nothing than meets the eye.
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How to Make a Tornado

How to Fossilise Your Hamster Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? Why Can't Elephants Jump? Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers Why Are Orangutans Orange? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? Nothing Question Everything Chance How Long is Now?

Author: New Scientist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473651197

Category: Social Science

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Science tells us grand things about the universe: how fast light travels, and why stones fall to earth. But scientific endeavour goes far beyond these obvious foundations. There are some fields we don't often hear about because they are so specialised, or turn out to be dead ends. Yet researchers have given hallucinogenic drugs to blind people (seriously), tried to weigh the soul as it departs the body and planned to blast a new Panama Canal with atomic weapons. Real scientific breakthroughs sometimes come out of the most surprising and unpromising work. How to Make a Tornado is about the margins of science - not the research down tried-and-tested routes, but some of its zanier and more brilliant by-ways. Investigating everything from what it's like to die, to exploding trousers and recycled urine, this book is a reminder that science is intensely creative and often very amusing - and when their minds run free, scientists can fire the imagination like nobody else.
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Amanda

We talked about dolphins from Houston to San Antonio and then from San Antonio to Fort Stockton, TX, which is in the middle of nowhere. That's over 500 miles of dolphins! I figured I couldspeak dolphin” by the time we passed through ...

Author: R. C. White

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462403220

Category: Fiction

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The beautiful cherub Manda Bear and Papa develop a seemingly unbreakable bond, as Papa is always there for her. But as Amanda’s coming of age journey leads her into adolescence, the precocious teenager becomes troubled. Amanda’s parents attempt to deal with rebellious behavior that eventually lands her in jail, and she begins to isolate herself from all who love her. But when Amanda disappears without a trace, her family’s once-happy world is turned upside down. In this compelling tale, as a frantic search for Amanda begins, her grandfather must learn to trust that all he has taught his beloved granddaughter in her younger years can somehow save her from herself in adulthood – and allow her to fulfill her true destiny. “...engaging read from beginning to end...drawn into the story...emotional and moving...” Amazon Top 500 Reviewer “...will make you laugh and make you cry...” “...very moving story of a very unique and wonderful relationship between a grandfather and his beloved grandchild...” “I highly recommend the book to readers across the globe.” “Can’t wait to read the next book by RC White.” Amazon Reviewers
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Any Child Can Read Better

Talk about its special meaning here. Compare that meaning to the meaning we usually have for "behavior." Consider why the author talks ... Would the trainers ever speak of "breaking" a wild dolphin as trainers talk about other animals?

Author: Harvey S. Wiener

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198026235

Category: Family & Relationships

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Reading, however fundamental the task may seem to everyday life, is a complex process that takes years to master. Yet, learning to read in the early stages is not an overwhelming problem for most children, especially when their classroom learning is coupled with a nurturing home environment in which reading is cherished, and pencil and paper are always available and fun to use. In fact, studies have shown that children score higher in reading if their parents support and encourage them at home. Unfortunately, though many parents want to involve themselves actively in their children's education, very few know just what to do. Now Dr. Harvey S. Wiener, author of the classic Any Child Can Write, provides an indispensable guide for parents who want to help their children enter the magic realm of words. In Any Child Can Read Better, Second Edition, Dr. Wiener offers practical advice on how to help children make their way through the maze of assignments and exercises related to classroom reading. In this essential book, parents learn how to be "reading helpers" without replacing or superseding the teacher--by supporting a child's reading habits and sharing the pleasures of fiction, poetry, and prose. Home learning parents also will find a wealth of information here. Through comfortable conversation and enjoyable exercises that tap children's native abilities, parents can help their child practice the critical thinking and reading skills that guarantee success in the classroom and beyond. For example, Dr. Wiener explains how exercises such as prereading warm-ups like creating word maps (a visual scheme that represents words and ideas as shapes and connects them) will allow youngsters to create a visual format and context before they begin reading. He shows how pictures from a birthday party can be used to create patterns of meaning by arranging them chronologically to allow the party's "story" to emerge, or how they might by arranged by order of importance--a picture of Beth standing at the door waiting for her friends to arrive could be displayed first, Beth blowing out the birthday cake placed toward the middle of the arrangement, and the pictures of Beth opening her gifts, especially the skates she's been begging for all year, would surely go toward the end of the sequence. Dr. Wiener shows how these activities, and many others, such as writing games, categorizing toys or clothes or favorite foods, and reading journals, will help children draw meaning out of written material. This second edition includes a new chapter describing the benefits of encouraging children to keep a journal of their personal reactions to books, the value of writing in the books they own (underlining, writing in the margins, and making a personal index) and a variety of reading activities to help children interact with writers and their books. Dr. Wiener has also expanded and updated his fascinating discussion of recommended books for children of all ages, complete with plot summaries. Written in simple, accessible prose, Any Child Can Read Better offers sensible advice for busy parents concerned with their children's education.
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