The Why Files: The Science Behind the News

Author(s): David J. Tenenbaum


"Science" magazine meets "The Onion, Mental Floss," and "Mad" magazine in this ingenious guide to the science behind the news
For more than a decade, the intrepid folks at whyfiles.orgathe #1 science destination on the webahave been exploring the science behind newsworthy events. Now condensed into a book written with the siteas characteristic wit, "The Why Files" features scores of articles organized into sections that mirror any cityas daily newspaper: World News, Metro, Business Life, Sports, Arts & Leisure, Travel, Style, Opinion Page, and more. Who knew that science can explain why extremists say aGod Told Us to Kill, a how poker can make you sick, why great racehorses have big butts, and if electrocution is the best way to zap a bug? For those who love accurate science served up with humor in a one-of-a-kind newscast, this decidedly non-geeky guide is a must.

Product Information

aClear, fun explanations of the science behind the headlines.a
a"U.S. News & World Report"
a Provides a good mix of information and interactivity that takes the chore out of learning. In fact, you might even have a good time.a
a"The Washington Post"

General Fields

  • : 9780143114673
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.29
  • : March 2009
  • : 232mm X 192mm X 14mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David J. Tenenbaum
  • : Paperback
  • : 9-Sep
  • : English
  • : 500
  • : 190
  • : Science: general issues
  • : illustrations