About the Book: Do You Think Youre Clever?
What happens if I drop an ant? What books are bad for you? What percentage of the worlds water is contained in a cow? The Oxbridge undergraduate interviews are infamous for their unique ways of assessing candidates, and from these peculiar enquiries, professors can tell just how smart you really are. John Farndon has collected together 75 of the most intriguing questions taken from actual admission interviews and gives full answers to each, taking the reader through the fascinating histories, philosophies, sciences and arts that underlie each problem. This is a book for everyone who likes to think theyre clever, or who thinks theyd like to be clever. And cleverness is not just knowing stuff, its how laterally, deeply and interestingly you can bend your brain. Guesstimating the population of Croydon, for example, opens a chain of thought from which you can predict the strength of a nuclear bomb ...and thats just the start of it.
About the Author: John Farndon
John Farndon graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge with a degree in English Literature. Libby Purves OBE is a radio presenter, journalist and author. Best known for presenting BBC Radio Fours Midweek, she also writes regularly for The Times and has published twelve novels. She is a graduate of St Annes College, Oxford, with a First in English Language and Literature.
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