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The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes Plucked from Science

Popular Science

By: Simon Flynn (Author)

288 pages, b/w illustrations

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Paperback | Sep 2013 | #207859 | ISBN-13: 9781848315990
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Hardback | Oct 2012 | #200289 | ISBN-13: 9781848314160
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About this book

From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale and learn how to measure the speed of light in your kitchen.

In The Science Magpie skip through time with Darwin's note on the pros and cons of marriage, take part in an 1858 Cambridge exam, meet the African schoolboy with a scientific puzzle named after him and much more.


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Biography

Simon Flynn was a publisher and is now training as science teacher. He has degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy.

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