The Science Magpie

R 65.00   R 212.00

Subtitle: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams, and Jokes Plucked from Science and its History
Author: Simon Flynn
Publisher: Icon Books (2013)
ISBN-10: 1848314167
ISBN-13: 9781848314160
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.4 x 2.5 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg

The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities in the style of Schott's Original Miscellany. It is full of quirky, interesting scientific facts and anecdotes from across science and its history. 

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.

A wonderful selection of fascinating Science trivia.

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