The Science Magpie (Paperback)

Fascinating facts, stories, poems, diagrams and jokes plucked from science

Simon Flynn

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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 was a publisher and is now training as science teacher. He has degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy.

‘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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ISBN: 9781848315990

Price: GBP 8.99, USD 15.95, CAD 16.00, AUD 21.99, USD 15.95

Pages: 288

Publication date: 05-09-2013

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