Fact of Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths by Scientific American Editors

By Scientific American Editors

Truth or Fiction: technological know-how Tackles fifty eight well known Myths via the Editors of medical American

Did NASA relatively spend hundreds of thousands making a pen that will write in area? Is chocolate toxic to canines? Does rigidity reason grey hair? those questions are only a pattern of the city lore investigated during this booklet, truth or Fiction: technology Tackles fifty eight renowned Myths. Drawing from clinical American’s “Fact or Fiction” and “Strange yet real” columns, we’ve chosen fifty eight of the main magnificent, interesting, necessary and simply simple wacky subject matters faced by way of our writers through the years. every one short article uncovers the reality in the back of daily mythology, beginning with part One, “In the Animal Kingdom,” the place we research a few of the extra outlandish claims approximately our fellow earthly population, corresponding to even if elephants quite consider every little thing and no matter if a cockroach can dwell with out its head. different sections disguise copy, the surroundings, know-how and private and psychological healthiness. whereas the solutions to a few questions, comparable to even if bathrooms particularly do flush within the wrong way south of the Equator, may possibly in basic terms serve to elevate your Trivial Pursuit wisdom, others, comparable to no matter if to pee on a jellyfish sting or wake a sleepwalker, may perhaps turn out to be useful. even supposing this booklet represents a fragment of circulating folks knowledge and concrete mythology, we are hoping that it’s an stress-free fraction and that it encourages you to perform a little debunking your self.

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The Know-It-All's Guide to Life: How to Climb Mount Everest, by John T. Walbaum

By John T. Walbaum

With wit and brevity this e-book includes valuable suggestion on own finance, healthiness, activities, go back and forth, vehicles, careers, and meals. for instance, in exactly six pages you are going to negotiate with a contractor. think about a few of the different evidence delivered to gentle within the Know-it-all's advisor to lifestyles: o consuming chocolate prior to bedtime can disrupt your sleep. o forty percentage of totaled autos are fastened up and resold to unsuspecting purchasers. o you could gather a real British identify of the Aristocracy for as low as $5,000. o by way of writing only one letter, you could dispose of lots of the direct mail you obtain. o you could shed weight by means of chewing sugarless gum. o you must personal a minimum of 20 diversified shares to have a well-diversified portfolio. o you are going to enhance your bear in mind should you skim written fabric first, then learn it via thoroughly. o Mashed potatoes and gravy are a more fit speedy nutrients selection than french fries. even if you're a do-it-yourselfer or simply intellectually curious, this ebook is the last word consultant to trendy lifestyles.

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The Who's Who of Nobel Prize Winners 1901-2000: Fourth by Louise S. Sherby

By Louise S. Sherby

The who is Who of Nobel Prize Winners is a one-stop resource of specified info at the women and men who earned the Nobel Prize throughout the twentieth century. prepared chronologically by way of prize, each one huge article comprises in-depth info at the laureate's lifestyles and profession in addition to a specific record of his or her courses and biographical assets at the person. A concise statement explains why the laureate bought the award and summarizes the individual's different vital achievements. This thoroughly up-to-date variation additionally encompasses a heritage of the prize. 4 indexes distinguish this name from related biographical references and allow researchers to go looking by means of identify, schooling, nationality or citizenship, and faith.

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