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This playful collection ... provides an absorbing commuter read ... casting a light on the wackier side of science and invention (Arifa Akbar Independent 2009-10-09)
Witty anthology of oddities and oddballs (Saga Magazine)
Fascinating, intelligent and funny (Michael Jones Independent 2009-11-14)
Fantastically dry humour ... will satisfy anyone with a thirst for the excesses of scientific creativity (Rupert van den Broek Independent on Sunday 2009-11-29)
The next title in the brilliant and bestselling New Scientist seriesSee all Product Description
I've been waiting for a month now but this has not arrived?!? I know the weather is horrible and all but... a MONTH?Published on 23 Dec. 2010 by Jupiter
Another very good book in the series. The topics selected are quite interesting and so much fun at the same time particularly for general readers without strong scientific... Read morePublished on 24 April 2010 by N. Punyacharoensin
This book could almost be the Darwin Awards light, it's basically about people doing idiotic things in a scientific context, and usually surviving. Read morePublished on 31 Mar. 2010 by R. Court
.How to Make a Tornado: The strange and wonderful things that happen when scientists break free (New Scientist)
Another hit from The New Scientist. Read more
This book is packed with wacky articles relating to the flawed genius of some of the most innovative researchers operating in the scientific world. Well worth a readPublished on 9 Jan. 2010 by Dr. David Edwards