'A thrill-ride for curious minds.' --John Rennie, Editor in Chief, Scientific American.
'Matthews has done a heroic job in revealing the science behind a broad and entertaining range of questions. Ideal fodder for the curious mind.' --Roger Highfield, author of Can Reindeer Fly? The Science of Christmas and The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works.
About the Author
Robert Matthews is Visiting Reader in Science at Aston University, Birmingham. He has published pioneering research in fields ranging from code-breaking to the probability of coincidences, and won an Ig Nobel Prize for his studies of Murphy's Law, including the reasons why toast so often lands butter-side down. He is also an award-winning journalist who writes about science for many publications, including The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times, Focus and New Scientist.