A terrific look at speed with historical anecdotes, speed trivia both serious and silly, and statistics and science a-plenty. So whether you want to know how fast you have to run to get out of the way of a speeding elephant or a hungry salt-water crocodile, or whether you 'like the challenge of doing pointless things' eg. running, jumping, hurling, chasing balls over grass or how much you would weigh on Eros, this is the book for you.
The Speed of Nearly Everything is a fascinating almanac of facts, statistics and stories about the speed of virtually everything - speed records; comparative speeds; relative speeds; optimal speeds; fastest speeds; slowest speeds; human, animal, mechanical and natural speeds. These are gathered together in an easy-to-follow, original design, and explained in an engaging narrative by leading science writer Peter Macinnis. The statistical element is supported by fascinating discussions, historical anecdotes and speed trivia, both serious and silly.