The Science Magpie (Paperback)
Fascinating facts, stories, poems, diagrams and jokes plucked from science
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From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities.
Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale and learn how to measure the speed of light in your kitchen.
Skip through time with Darwin’s note on the pros and cons of marriage, take part in an 1858 Cambridge exam, meet the African schoolboy with a scientific puzzle named after him and much more.
Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes and quotations … is sure to entertain and surprise.
For anyone who likes science and is a fan of Schott's original miscellany, this book is a must. It is full of quirky, interesting scientific facts and anecdotes from across science and its history … Quite frankly, I loved it. It's great fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.
[A] lighthearted dash through science … offering lots of curiosities that you will be itching to tell those around you.
Simon Flynn's grab-bag of stories from all branches of science exudes enthusiasm, breathing fresh life into a venerable format.
This book is a cabinet of scientific curiosities … [The Science Magpie] will stimulate good topics of conversation for the pub.