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The Book of scientific anecdotes

by Adrian Berry

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Prometheus Books in Buffalo, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Anecdotes.,
  • Science -- Humor.,
  • Science -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-230) and index.

    Other titlesScientific anecdotes.
    Statementedited and introduced by Adrian Berry.
    ContributionsBerry, Adrian.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ167 .B66 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination239 p. :
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1738947M
    ISBN 100879758066, 0879758368
    LC Control Number92044255

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Other Titles: Scientific anecdotes.   The culminating shock of “Imbeciles”—a book full of shocking anecdotes—is the fact that Buck v. Bell is still on the books and was cited as precedent in court as recently as Author: Andrea Denhoed.

      One of the book’s best features is a page notes section at the end, in which each note could be fodder for an entire volume. These notes are separated by chapter, and many tell a short, engaging story, often accompanied by annotated suggestions for further reading.   W hat is the scientific attitude? In , at the lowest point of the war, the developmental biologist Hal Waddington published a small book with that title. The scientific attitude, he asserted.

    A collection of stories, revealing the human face of science. It encompasses some anecdotes illustrating scientists in all their shapes: the obsessive and the dilettantish, the genial, the Read more. Get this from a library! Eurekas and euphorias: the Oxford book of scientific anecdotes. [W B Gratzer] -- "The march of science has never proceeded smoothly. It has been marked through the years by episodes of drama and comedy, of failure as well as triumph, and .


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Each of the anecdotes here relates the tale(s) of a scientist or a discovery, many affectionately humorous, in short passages varying from one paragraph to several pages. There is no apparent order to the anecdotes, nor is there any editorial narrative to bind them together, so this becomes a book for serendipitous browsing/5(19).

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