|Pages/Publication Date:||278 / 2013|
From the "Large Hadron Collider Rap" to the sins of Isaac Newton, this intellectually titillating compendium of journal articles and book excerpts is a cabinet 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 you can measure the speed of light.
"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