Weighing the Soul: Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre

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Arcade Publishing, 2004 - 248
The author of How to Dunk a Doughnut continues his accessible explanations of scientific principles using humorous personal stories, everyday life examples, and offbeat experiments; in a volume that covers such topics as the discovery of electricity, the structure of DNA, and the invention of computers. 15,000 first printing.
 

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WEIGHING THE SOUL: Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre

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The British science popularizer (How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life, not reviewed) describes the counterintuitive elements behind important scientific theories.Fisher's preface ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Weighing the Soul : Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre

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"Science and common sense often don't mix," notes Fisher, a research fellow at the University of Bristol famous for studying the science of dunking doughnuts. This new effort is largely about ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Making a Move
23
A Salute to Newton
45
The Course of Lightning through a Corset
69
Fools Gold?
89
Frankenstein Lives
111
What Is Life?
133
Necessary Mysteries
161
Notes
183
Index
243
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Len Fisher is an honorary research fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Bristol in England. The author of more than eighty scientific papers, Fisher has made more than 200 radio and television appearances worldwide. He lives in England.

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