The Science Magpie: A Miscellany of Paradoxes, Explications, Lists, Lives and Ephemera from the Wonderful World of Science

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Icon Books, Oct 4, 2012 - Science - 288 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Mosquito Day
holy see the error of my ways
Solar eclipses galore
Are you cleverer than a fifteenyearold from 1858?
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About the author (2012)

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

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