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A snappy little book containing facts, jargon, and inside information--all that readers need to know to hold their own among the experts.
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After spending a large chunk of his childhood in an involuntary study of the tuberculosis bacillus, Brian Malpass wound up at Birmingham University with a First in Chemistry and a Doctorate. When asked what he wrote his thesis on, he replies truthfully, 'Fag packets mostly'. He did in fact make a living as a polymer chemist before drifting into surface science and thence into the management of science and technology. After that, by a series of unplanned sideways and upward lurches, he staggered into finance and ultimately general management of a large public company. He now seems to have embarked on yet another career as a writer, watched spellbound by his wife, a fellow lapsed chemist, and their two grown-up daughters -- who have turned out remarkably well in the circumstances.
"Never again will you be silenced in the pub by the bore who knows all about Einstein. Instead you can enthrall dinner party guests by dropping into casual conversation stories that reveal your deep scientific knowledge. Like, for example, the fact that the standard unit of force, the Newton, is about the force required to life the average apple."
Bluffer's Guides is a series of snappy little books containing facts, jargon, and all you need to know for instant expertise.
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Book Description Oval Books, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Revised. Seller Inventory # SONG1903096685
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002392716
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR008865885