This anthology presents the reader with a fascinating view of the whimsical side of science. A unique and historical collection of humorous stories, anecdotes, verse and cartoons touching every science has been meticulously compiled by the author from worldwide sources.
In addition to hours of amusement, this book will provide the reader with glimpses of the intensely human ambitions, frustrations, and elations of scientists as well as the changing attitudes within their sciences. The text is well illustrated and can be read from cover to cover with pleasure or sampled at leisure.
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"... will fascinate, intrigue and lead to many a titter, snigger and guffaw. ... the unguarded reader may find themselves unable to put this book down." -- Europe and Astronomy
"...a birthday present for the scientist who has everything." -- Stephen Keevil, Scope
"I think I can guarantee that virtually every reader will find something to tickle his or her funny bone within these volumes." -- Physics Today
"a great miscellany of interesting, almost always humorous incidents relating to science and scientists." -- John Barker, Journal of Biological Education
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Buchbeschreibung IOP, 32. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 1992. 460 S., Illus., 24 x 16 cm, gebunden This anthology of humorous snippets presents the reader a fascinating view of the whimsical side of science which, it is hoped, will fascinate, intrigue and lead to many a titter, snigger and guffaw. It also provides the reader with glimpses ofthe inten Sprache: Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. 16323