Friday, 24th November 2017
LEISURE ACTIVITIES & HOBBIES Article
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This Month's Magazine
Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Mike Parkinson and Unusual Science Questions - Two Must read books.

Parky: My Autobiography - by Michael Parkinson
From prize-winning journalist to chat show king on a show voted one of the top ten British TV programmes of all time, Michael Parkinson’s starry career spans over four decades. Now an international celebrity himself, the man from a humble but colourful Yorkshire mining family who can tease out the secrets of even the most reticent star guest, at last reveals his own story, with the easy manner and insight that has kept his audiences fascinated. His distinguished career has involved working on highly acclaimed current affairs and film programmes. His wide interests and expertise include jazz, film, football and cricket. Witty, humorous and blessed with exceptional intellectual clarity, Michael Parkinson’s memoir is a joy to read.


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Do PolLar Bears Get Lonely?
And 97 Other Intriguing Science Questions by Mick O’Hare

Do spiders get thirsty? How long would it take a cow to fill the Grand Canyon with milk? How do they get the stripes on toothpaste? Plus 107 other questions answered.” 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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