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  • The Perfect Swarmby Len Fisher

    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...

  • Rock, Paper, Scissorsby Len Fisher

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    The IgNobel Prize-winning author of How to Dunk a Doughnut draws on the science of game theory to explain how human beings cooperate in everyday life. more...

  • Crashes, Crises, and Calamitiesby Len Fisher

    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...

  • Weighing the Soulby Len Fisher

    Orion 2011; US$ 23.70

    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, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.' Fisher tells the fascinating,... more...

  • How to Dunk a Doughnutby Len Fisher

    Orion 2011; US$ 21.94

    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 absorb more gravy than others In doing so, he reveals the world of the scientist - how they think, what they do, and how they... more...

  • Weighing the Soulby Len Fisher

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    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, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.' Fisher tells the fascinating,... 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. 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...

  • 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...