The Nobel Book of Answers

The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, a

Edited by Bettina Stiekel / Introduction by Jimmy Carter
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IF YOU COULD ASK A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER ANYTHING YOU WANTED...

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has honored the world's great geniuses in the most important fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and world peace. What if children could ask these creative thinkers about some of life's most intriguing mysteries, such as "Why can't I live on french fries?" and "What is love?" The answers from the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, Desmond Tutu, and seventeen other Nobel Prize laureates are rich with surprise, humor, and of course, wisdom. Every single answer will make you think...and learn something new.

WHAT IS LOVE?

The Dalai Lama

WHY CAN'T I LIVE ON FRENCH FRIES?

Richard J. Roberts

WHAT IS POLITICS?

Shimon Peres

WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?

Mario J. Molina

WHY DO I FORGET SOME THINGS AND NOT OTHERS?

Erwin Neher

WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL?

Kenzaburo Oe

WHY IS THERE WAR?

Desmond Tutu

WHY DO WE FEEL PAIN?

Günter Blobel

HOW DO I WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE?

Mikhail Gorbachev

WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE RICH AND OTHERS POOR?

Daniel L. McFadden

...AND ELEVEN OTHER RESPONSES

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 2010)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442421936
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14

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