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  • Smoking Ears and Screaming Teethby Trevor Norton

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.73

    Smoking Ears and Screaming Teeth is a hilarious celebration of the great eccentrics who have performed dangerous experiments on themselves for the benefit of humankind, written with all the wit, humour and eye for the beauties of nature - and machinery and scientific equipment - that have gained Trevor Norton a cult following and critical acclaim.... more...

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experimentsby George Johnson

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.67

    George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression... more...

  • The Practical Pyromaniacby William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Combining science, history, and DIY pyrotechnics, this book for the workbench warrior explains humankind?s most useful and paradoxical tool: fire. William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics , presents 25 projects with instructions, diagrams, photos, and links to video demonstrations that enable people of all ages to explore... more...

  • The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientistsby Ken Denmead

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 13.99

    Fans of the New York Times bestselling Geek Dad and The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun will flock to the 3.0 version, The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists . As Ken Denmead explains, most kids lack an understanding of science and an awareness of how it influences our everyday lives. What kids today need is a fun way to learn scientific... more...

  • The Knowledge Webby James Burke

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    In The Knowledge Web, James Burke, the bestselling author and host of television's Connections series, takes us on a fascinating tour through the interlocking threads of knowledge running through Western history. Displaying mesmerizing flights of fancy, he shows how seemingly unrelated ideas and innovations bounce off one another, spinning a vast,... more...

  • The Hungry Scientist Handbookby Patrick Buckley; Lily Binns

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at... more...

  • Backyard Ballisticsby William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple... more...

  • How to Destroy the Universeby Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    If you thought physics was all about measuring the temperature of ice in a bucket or trying to fathom what E=mc2 means, think again. How to Destroy the Universe and 34 other really interesting uses of physics demystifies the astonishing world of physics in a series of intriguing, entertaining and often extraordinary scenarios?that explain key physics... more...

  • How to Live Foreverby Alok Jha

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    How to Live Forever is the essential survival guide for anyone who has ever been baffled by science. Embarking on a journey from the very small to the very big, readers will be taken on a glorious tour of the universe, taking in cloned sheep, alien worlds, bizarre life forms, quantum weirdness, parallel dimensions and dissected brains along the way.... more...

  • 50 Future Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Richard Watson

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence? This thoroughly researched and superbly written book offers an electrifying trip... more...