This is an amazing book. I had just read The Nature Magpie, which I found very disappointing - just scratched the surface and the compiler's own obsessions with Otters,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cassandra
My science loving son found this book boring. Not enough actual information and a lot of not very funny science jokes. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amily
Enjoyed the variety of sciences discussed and the idiosyncratic style of the write.
I defy anyone not to hum Modern Major General if they know it, to the chemical table, it... Read more
I bought this for my brother for Christmas and he loves it. He's very scientific and rarely reads fiction but this had a good balance of fact and creativity.Published 17 months ago by Emily Nash
This is what I would describe as a toilet book. You really only want to dip into this from time to time. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Colin Murtagh
I love titles that throw facts and miscellany at you. The Science Magpie has this in spades, and is a great one to throw out in parties. Read morePublished on 15 May 2013 by southcoastreviewer