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This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research
 
 
Author
Marc Abrahams.
Publisher Oneworld  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.25 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9781851689316
Pages/Publication Date 303/2012
Daedalus Item Code 41816
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Thinking seriously about outlandish problems has yielded significant advances in science—sometimes. Sometimes, not so much. Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of the humorous science journal Annals of Improbable Research and creator of the internationally renowned Ig Nobel Prizes, chronicles some of science's strangest investigations and experiments, intended to answer such burning questions as: What's the best way to slice a ham sandwich, mathematically? What makes Bobs look especially Bob-like? And could mice, outfitted with tiny parachutes, be used to kill tree snakes?

"Marc Abrahams is a perfectly calibrated filtration system into which all of science is poured and out of which comes pure, giddy goofball delight. This book is a delicious, addictive treat."—Mary Roach

"Delightful.... The economics of piracy, the lavatory habits of Antarctic researchers and the anti-skid benefits of wearing socks over shoes all are described in glorious detail."—Physics World

 
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