From the editors that brought you Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? and Do Sparrows Like Bach?, an exploration of the weird and wonderful margin of scienceathe latest in the brilliant New Scientist series. Whatas the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes? Why is frozen milk yellow? Why do flamingos stand on one leg? And why canat elephants jump? 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 oneas looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. The previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them. Here is another wonderful collection of wise, witty, and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions.In contrast, many motorcycles and scooters, especially those with twostroke engines, use magneto ignition systems. A magneto is a simple mechanical device involving a coil and a magnet that can generate a high voltage when it is needed.
|Title||:||Why Can't Elephants Jump?: And 113 Other Tantalizing Science Questions Answered|
|Publisher||:||Pegasus Books - 2011-11-16|