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Author Volvovski, Jenny.

Title The where, the why, and the how : 75 artists illustrate wondrous mysteries of science / by Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe ; foreword by David Macaulay.

Publication Info. San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2012]
©2012
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Description 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going.
Contents What existed before the big bang? / written by Brian Yanny ; illustrated by Josh Cochran -- What is dark matter? / written by Katie Richardson ; illustrated by Betsy Walton -- What is dark energy? / written by Michael Leyton ; illustrated by Ben Finer -- How does gravity work? / Terry Matilsky ; illustrated by The Heads of State -- Can anything escape a black hole? / written by Brian Yanny ; illustrated by Evah Fan & Brendan Monroe -- What is the "God particle"? / written by Albert De Roeck ; illustrated by Jordin Isip -- What is antimatter? / written by Michael Leyton ; illustrated by Leif Low-Beer -- Are there more than three dimensions? / written by Hector Hernandez-Coronado ; illustrated by Tim Gough -- What happens to time as you approach the speed of light? / written by Haym Benaroya ; illustrated by Ana Benaroya -- How are stars born, and how do they die? / written by Brian Yanny ; illustrated by Jenny Volvovski -- What is the origin of the moon? / written by Sarah K. Carmichael ; illustrated by Lauren Nassef -- What triggers reversals of Earth's polarity? / written by Fritz Krembs ; illustrated by Luke Ramsey -- What is Earth's hum? / written by Anatoli Levshin ; illustrated by Julia Rothman -- What drives plate tectonics? / written by Julie Padowski ; illustrated by Marc Bell -- Are earthquakes predictable? / written by Anatoli Levshin ; illustrated by Isaac Tobin -- Where does Earth's water come from? / written by Stuart John Muller ; illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock -- Could climate change cause ocean currents to shift? / written by Victoria Keener ; illustrated by Pietari Posti -- Do rogue waves exist? / written by Victoria Keener ; illustrated by John Hendrix -- What is the structure of water? / written by David Kaplan ; illustrated by Harry Campbell -- Why doesn't water freeze in clouds? / written by Nancy Westcott ; illustrated by Jing Wei.
Why is each snowflake unique? / written by Andrew Miller ; illustrated by Roman Klonek -- What creates the tornado vortex? / written by Austin Dooley ; illustrated by John Han -- Why is the world green? / written by Alexander Gershenson ; illustrated by Micah Lidberg -- Can evolution outpace climate change? / written by Alexander Gershenson ; illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova -- Were did life come from? / written by Victoria Keener ; illustrated by Ben Wiseman -- What defined dinosaurs' diet? / written by Margaret Smith ; illustrated by Meg Hunt -- What causes an ice age? / written by Casey Schmidt ; illustrated by John Klassen -- Where are the fossil chimpanzee? / written by Julia M. Zichello ; illustrated by Mattias Adolfsson -- What caused the extinction of the Neanderthals? / written by Alison Elgart ; illustrated by Mikkel Sommer -- What explains latitudinal patterns in species diversity? / written by Joanna E. Lambert ; illustrated by Lotta Nieminen -- What determines the size of a primate social group? / written by Jessica Rothman ; illustrated by Stacey Rozich -- Why do primates eat plants that produce steroid mimics? / written by Michael D. Wasserman ; illustrated by Ole Tillman -- Why do we age? / written by Conor Lawless ; illustrated by Atak -- What is the circadian clock? / written by John Ernest Kratz ; illustrated by Lab Partners -- Why do we sleep? / written by Johanna Freeman ; illustrated by Camilla Engman -- Why do we dream? / written by Brett Marroquín ; illustrated by Joohee Yoon -- Why do we yawn? / written by Rebecca C. Burgess ; illustrated by Nolan Hendrickson -- Why do we hiccup? / written by Jill Conte ; illustrated by Dave Zackin -- Why do we blush? / written by Jill Conte ; illustrated by Gilbert Ford -- What causes depression? / written by Brett Marroquín ; illustrated by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsh.
What causes autism? / written by Jessie Strauss ; illustrated by Sophia Martineck -- Why do placebos work? / written by Sara Fox ; illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan -- What triggers puberty? / written by Ellen Smith ; illustrated by Vanessa Davis -- Do humans use pheromones? / written by Abigail Cohen ; illustrated by Mark Mulroney -- Is sexual orientation innate? / written by Brett Marroquín ; illustrated by Edie Fake -- Why do we have an appendix? / written by Helen A. Markewich ; illustrated by Patrick Kyle -- Why do we have fingerprints? / written by Drew Wright ; illustrated by Nora Krug -- How do humans have the ability to learn language? / written by Liza Trinkle ; illustrated by Jeremyville -- Do trees talk to each other? / written by Noah Greenberg ; illustrated by Lillé Carré -- How long can trees live? / written by Charles A. Nock ; illustrated by Becca Stadtlander -- Why do some plants eat animals? / written by Margaret Smith ; illustrated by Jim Stoten -- Do immortal creatures exist? / written by Julie Frey, Jessica Rothman ; illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia -- Why do some underwater organisms light up? / written by Linda D'anna ; illustrated by Apak -- Why do whales beach themselves? / written by Linda D'Anna ; illustrated by Jen Corace -- How do migrating animals find their way back home? / written by Alexander Gershenson ; illustrated by Harriet Russell -- Why don't animals' muscles atrophy during hibernation? / written by Margaret Smith ; illustrated by Andrew Holder -- Why do whales sing? / written by David Kaplan ; illustrated by Lisa Congdon -- What does "chickadee" mean to a chickadee? / written by Lucia Jacobs ; illustrated by Susie Gharahmani -- Why do pigeons bob their heads when they walk? / written by Mikel Maria Delgado ; illustrated by Alex Eben Meyer -- Do squirrels remember where they bury their nuts? / written by Lucia Jacobs ; illustrated by Aaron Meshon.
Why do cats purr? / written by Mikel Maria Delgado ; illustrated by Gemma Correll -- What do honeybees say when they dance? / written by Lucia Jacobs ; illustrated by Caitlin Keegan -- Why do humans and ants have so much in common? / written by Sara Fox ; illustrated by Jack Hudson -- How much can parasites change the social habits of their host? / written by Dwight D. Bowman ; illustrated by Ted McGrath -- Where will the next pandemic come from? / written by Jennifer Gardy ; illustrated by James Ulmer -- How much of human behavior is predetermined? / written by Vladimir Sloutsky ; illustrated by Catell Ronca -- How does the brain give rise to the mind? / written by Meehan Crist, Tim Requarth ; illustrated by Jacob Macgraw Mickelson -- Why do we fall for optical illusions? / written by Meehan Crist, Tim Requarth ; illustrated by Jennifer Daniel -- How flexible in the human brain? / written by Meehan Crist, Tim Requarth ; illustrated by Matt Leines -- Why are humans and chimps so different if they have nearly identical DNA? / written by Roman Sloutsky ; illustrated by Matt Forsythe -- Why do humans have so much genome "junk"? / written by Katherine Philpott ; illustrated by Matt Lamothe -- How can a mature cell be "reborn"? / written by Keith Weiser ; illustrated by Ben K. Voss -- How do cells talk to each other? / written by Justin Cassidy ; illustrated by Chris Kyung -- How can cancer be such a biologically unlikely event, and still be so common? / written by Olga Ioffe ; illustrated by David Heatley -- Are nanomaterials dangerous? / written by Kiyomi D. Deards ; illustrated by Neil Farber & Michael Dumontier.
Subject Science -- Miscellanea.
Science -- Miscellanea -- Pictorial works.
Genre Questions and answers.
Added Author Rothman, Julia.
Lamothe, Matt.
Macaulay, David.
Added Title Where, the why & the how
ISBN 9781452108223
1452108226
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August 14 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: OK. A few science updates I had not heard of.
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