The Science Magpie: A hoard of fascinating facts, stories, poems, diagrams and jokes, plucked from science and its history (Hardback)
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The Science Magpie: A hoard of fascinating facts, stories, poems, diagrams and jokes, plucked from science and its history (Hardback)

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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.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848314160
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 387 g
Dimensions: 204 x 137 x 28 mm


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Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes and quotations ... is sure to entertain and surprise. -- New Scientist
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. -- Chemistry World
[A] lighthearted dash through science ... offering lots of curiosities that you will be itching to tell those around you. * The Biologist *
Simon Flynn's grab-bag of stories from all branches of science exudes enthusiasm, breathing fresh life into a venerable format. -- Physics World
This book is a cabinet of scientific curiosities ... [The Science Magpie] will stimulate good topics of conversation for the pub. -- BBC Focus

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“A fun read”

This is a great collection of scientific tidbits that the layman can easily dip in to or read in one go. From interesting to amusing this book certainly keeps you entertained and makes a great gift.

Hardback edition
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“Science in juicy segments”

A fantastic collection of facts, stories, lists, jokes and poems that will keep any reader engaged for hours, but also perfect to just dip in and out of. There are a couple of experiments that you can try with... More

Hardback edition
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“Ooo, shiny....”

Really enjoyed this - as an arts graduate married to a card-carrying geek I like to keep up, scientifically speaking. I will also be noting down many of the choicest facts for the next quiz I have to write!

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