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Why don't spiders stick to their webs? : and 317 other everyday mysteries of science

Author: Robert Matthews
Publisher: Richmond : Oneworld, 2011.
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Why can't we tickle ourselves? When can you drive through the end of a rainbow? What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Is it ever possible to hurt your brain by thinking too much? Most of the great discoveries in science begin with a question. In this bestselling scientific tour of answers both cosmic and quotidian, science columnist and researcher Robert Matthews tackles an array of baffling conundrums,  Read more...
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Matthews, Robert, 1959-
Why don't spiders stick to their webs?
(OCoLC)751754766
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Matthews
ISBN: 9781780740027 1780740026
OCLC Number: 890932893
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Mysteries of everyday life; Chapter 2 Matters of life and death; Chapter 3 Beliefs, myths and mysteries; Chapter 4 Numbers, games and pastimes; Chapter 5 Matters meteorological; Chapter 6 The natural world; Chapter 7 The Earth below, the sky above; Chapter 8 Heavens above; Chapter 9 Cosmic conundrums; Chapter 10 A final miscellany; Index; About the Author.
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