Big Questions From Little People--- and Simple Answers From Great Minds

Big Questions From Little People--- and Simple Answers From Great Minds

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
2
2
Rate this:

In the spirit of Schott's Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?--a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents and their curious children. Author Gemma Elwin Harris has lovingly compiled weighty questions from precocious grade school children--queries that have long dumbfounded even intelligent adults--and she's gathered together a notable crew of scientists, specialists, philosophers, and writers to answer them.

Authors Mary Roach and Phillip Pullman, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, chef Gordon Ramsay, adventurist Bear Gryllis, and linguist Noam Chomsky are among the top experts responding to the Big Questions from Little People, ("Do animals have feelings?", "Why can't I tickle myself?", "Who is God?") with well-known comedians, columnists, and raconteurs offering hilarious alternative answers. Miles above your average general knowledge and trivia collections, this charming compendium is a book fans of the E.H. Gombrich classic, A Little History of the World, will adore.

Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780062223227
Branch Call Number: J 031. 02 BIG
Characteristics: xviii, 318 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Harris, Gemma Elwin

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

ChristchurchLib Feb 26, 2013

"Explaining how the world works, this beautifully illustrated book, filled with an abundance of information, compiles actual questions from schoolchildren and the answers from the world's greatest experts, including Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Bear Gryllis and Gordon Ramsay." February 2013 Kids' Books http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=606238

hgeng63 Nov 26, 2012

Definitely British but uneasy in tone--is this for kids or for adults or for both?

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

s
sallysings
Jan 29, 2016

sallysings thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

g
green_turtle_570
Jan 16, 2016

green_turtle_570 thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top