Science Askew: A Light-hearted Look at the Scientific World

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CRC Press, Oct 1, 2001 - Science - 300 pages
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Copiously illustrated throughout with many fine drawings by John C. Holden, Science Askew: A Light-Hearted Look at the Scientific World is a refreshing antidote to the daily grind. From continental drip to the life of Konrad Finagle via the murky depths of Loch Ness, we are treated to an off-kilter trip through the scientific world. This pocket-sized goldmine can be produced whenever a spare minute or two presents itself, when the reader feels in need of a chuckle, or when just plain old-fashioned enlightenment is required.
  

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Contents

The March of Science
1
Scientists Have Principles
10
Physics
14
The Ideal Scientific Equipment Company
25
Cartoons
33
Geology
37
Perpetual Motion
44
Biology
52
Sam Schwartz
156
Engineering
166
Computer Science
182
CuttingEdge Science
188
Research
200
Limericks
206
Philosophy of Science
215
Konrad Finagle
227

Environmental Sciences
64
Mind Sciences
77
History of Science as it Wasnt
88
Pseudoscience
108
The Emperors New Clothes
119
Mathematics
130
Statistics is a Chancy Business
144
Science and Religion
250
Poster Session
276
Final Exam
281
The Illustrated Dictionary of Physics
285
Technical Writing
298
Anon The Myth Behind the Legend
305
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