Informative, hilarious, sometimes unsettling and always unexpected, the questions and answers from New Scientist
readers in the magazine's popular 'Last Word' column are endlessly fascinating. This brings the best of the bunch together in another witty, weird and wise compendium.
Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? has the answers to these questions and many more. By 2012, over two million copies of the New Scientist 'Last Word' series had been sold.