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  • The Hungry Scientist Handbookby Patrick Buckley; Lily Binns

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.60

    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...

  • 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...

  • This is Improbable Tooby Marc Abrahams

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 15.99

    Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as: What's the best way... more...

  • Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experimentsby Robert Bruce Thompson

    Maker Media, Inc 2008; US$ 23.99

    For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work: Purify alcohol... more...

  • Science Fair Projects For Dummiesby Maxine Levaren

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    Uh-oh, now you’ve gone and done it, you volunteered to do a science fair project. Don’t sweat it, presenting at a science fair can be a lot of fun. Just remember, the science fair is for your benefit. It’s your chance to show that you understand the scientific method and how to apply it. Also, it’s an opportunity for you to... more...

  • Smoking Ears and Screaming Teethby Trevor Norton

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.58

    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$ 16.98

    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...

  • Return of Gonzo Gizmosby Simon Quellen Field

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99

    This fresh collection of more than 20 science projects—from hydrogen fuel cells to computer-controlled radio transmitters—is perfect for the tireless tinkerer. Innovative activities include taking detailed plant cell photographs through a microscope using a disposable camera; building a rocket engine out of aluminum foil, paper clips, and kitchen... more...

  • The Paper Boomerang Bookby Mark Latno

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    A detailed reference on the latest craze in lightweight aeronautics, this manual shows how to build and throw paper boomerangs. Techniques for mastering the basics will help beginners, while techniques for impressive throws—such as the behind-the-back toss; the boomerang juggle; the under-the-leg catch; and the dreaded double-handed, backward, double-boomerang... more...

  • Electrified Sheepby Alex Boese

    Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 17.94

    Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use artificial respiration to revive an electric shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked.Welcome to some of... more...