Pop Science

Serious Answers to Deep Questions Posed in Songs
Product Number: EB00745443
Released: Aug 27, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984856272
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
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Description

A book of hilarious and fascinating answers to the most famous questions posed in pop songs, using data, facts, and science. What is love? How soon is now? How do you solve a problem like Maria? They're some of the most famous questions ever asked. But do you know the answers? In this fun and witty book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Ball examines the economic status of doggies in windows, what war is good for, and what becomes of the brokenhearted to find out the definitive and entertaining answers. In doing so, he uncovers what we have always known-pop music is the key to life itself. With lyrics from Bob Dylan, Queen, Rihanna, the Ting Tings, Billy Joel, and a variety of other genre- and decade-spanning artists, this little hardcover's colorful graphs and Venn diagrams reveal the exact points where lowbrow pop culture and the highest science and philosophy meet.

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Author(s): James Ball
Original Publish Date: Aug 27, 2019

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