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    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.99

    The IgNobel Prize-winner and author of Rock, Paper, Scissors applies science-based solutions to seemingly complex problems in life. more...

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    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

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    Basic Books 2011; US$ 23.99

    Master of popular science Len Fisher is back again, to shed new light on how we can predict catastrophe and avoid disaster. more...

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    Orion 2011; US$ 18.80

    From the IgNobel-winning author of How to Dunk a Doughnut, another slice of the weird and wonderful side of science Good science and common sense often don't mix. In Weighing the Soul, Len Fisher shows the path to scientific discovery is frequently a bumpy one that follows Schopenhauer's famous maxim - 'All truth passes through three stages:... more...

  • How to Dunk a Doughnutby Len Fisher

    Orion 2011; US$ 17.40

    Fun, quirky popular science from the winner of an IgNobel Prize for achievements that cannot or should not be reproduced. Science is all around us. In this brilliant, entertaining book, Len Fisher provides scientific answers to familiar questions such as how to boil the perfect egg, how to catch a ball, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables... more...

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    Orion 2011; Not Available

    From the IgNobel-winning author of How to Dunk a Doughnut, another slice of the weird and wonderful side of science Good science and common sense often don't mix. In Weighing the Soul, Len Fisher shows the path to scientific discovery is frequently a bumpy one that follows Schopenhauer's famous maxim - 'All truth passes through three stages:... more...

  • How to Dunk a Doughnutby Len Fisher

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    Fun, quirky popular science from the winner of an IgNobel Prize for achievements that cannot or should not be reproduced. Science is all around us. In this brilliant, entertaining book, Len Fisher provides scientific answers to familiar questions such as how to boil the perfect egg, how to catch a ball, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables... more...

  • The Science of Everyday Lifeby Len Fisher

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Scientists are in the business of trying to understand the world. Exploring commonplace phenomena, they have uncovered some of nature?s deepest laws. We can in turn apply these laws to our own lives, to better grasp and enhance our performance in daily activities as varied as cooking, home improvement, sports?even dunking a doughnut! This book makes... more...

  • Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarreby Len Fisher

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and the 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed just how much fun science can be in his enthusiastically praised debut, How to Dunk a Doughnut . In this new work, he reveals that science sometimes takes a path through the ridiculous and the bizarre to discover that Nature... more...

  • Weighing the Soul: Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarreby Len Fisher

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    From the man who "puts the fizz in physics" (Entertainment Weekly), an entertaining and thought-provoking foray into the science of the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright nutty! Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and the 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed just how much fun science can be in his enthusiastically... more...