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  • Weighing the Soulby Len Fisher

    Orion 2011; US$ 6.99

    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: First,... more...

  • How to Dunk a Doughnutby Len Fisher

    Orion 2011; US$ 6.99

    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$ 12.99

    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...

  • Rock, Paper, Scissorsby Len Fisher

    Hay House 2010; US$ 14.95

    Game Theory is the study of co-operation and the underlying strategies that shape human behaviour. In Rock, Paper, Scissors, Len Fisher unearths the wide-ranging applications for this science, and the ways we can use its discoveries to find effective means to co-operate in daily life. Whether we want to understand where a shared supply of teaspoons... more...

  • The Perfect Swarmby Len Fisher

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 20.00

    One of the greatest discoveries of recent times is that the complex patterns we find in life are often produced when all of the individuals in a group follow the same simple rule. This process of self-organization? reveals itself in the inanimate worlds of crystals and seashells, but as Len Fisher shows, it is also evident in living organisms, from... more...

  • Crashes, Crises, and Calamitiesby Len Fisher

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 32.00

    Why do certain civilizations, societies, and ecosystems collapse? How does the domino effect relate to the credit crunch? When can mathematics help explain marriage? And how on earth do toads predict earthquakes? The future is uncertain. But science can help foretell what lies ahead. Drawing on ecology and biology, math and physics, Crashes, Crises,... more...

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