The Science Magpie: A hoard of fascinating facts, stories, poems, diagrams and jokes, plucked from science and its history (Hardback)Simon Flynn (author)
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Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 387 g
Dimensions: 204 x 137 x 28 mm
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.
“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
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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