Why It's Not All Rocket Science
What is it?
This books captures some of the most strange and exciting scientific experiments over the last 300 years. It highlights 100 experiments and discoveries - unusual, controversial, accidental or pure genius - that have made a significant impact on scientific developments, either at the time or since. From spider monkeys to human cyborgs, and from swimming in syrup to chaos theory, Robert Cave places each experiment and discovery in its scientific context to present an entertaining guide to some of the most jaw-dropping entries in the history of science. It's a weird and wonderful collection of stories and the book is filled with super (and sometimes gross) photographs and illustrations.
Who wrote it?
Robert Cave has been a writer and editor for many years. His interest in science developed early and at the age of eight he appeared in a BBC radio programme on the subject. Since then he has contributed to a number of books on the subject, including publications on zoology, biology and the Earth sciences. As a keen lover of all things weird and wonderful, Cave has dined with various Ig Nobel Prize winners. (The Ig Nobel Prize has been awarded each year since 1991 to 10 unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research with the stated aim to "honour achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think".
How does it come?
Paper back 21 x 15 x 3 cm
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