Science is all around us. In this brilliant, entertaining book, Len Fisher provides scientific answers to familiar questions such as how to boil the perfect egg, how to catch a ball, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables absorb more gravy than others¿
In doing so, he reveals the world of the scientist - how they think, what they do, and how they go about doing it - proving that even the most commonplace activities can be used as a key to understanding the laws of nature and that experimental science can be fun!
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Nutty science - we love it. Why bother figuring it out when you can try it out? Len Fisher even explains the physics of sex - think rocket launcher. ( THE TIMES)
Full marks to Mr Fisher for at least trying to make science fun. ( THE DAILY MAIL)
This erudite book carries its learning lightly. It is difficult not to be charmed. ( TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT)
Wryly funny but informative book... well worth an afternoon of anyone's time. ( FOCUS)
Too many popular science book lack any practical output... Fisher is different. His explanations are directed at the important things: how to boil a perfect egg, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables absorb more gravy than others. ( THE HERALD)
Fun, quirky popular science from the winner of an IgNobel Prize for achievements that cannot or should not be reproduced.
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