Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers: and Other Odd Events on the Way to Scientific Discovery (Paperback)
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DescriptionIn August 1931, New Zealand farmer Richard Buckley hit the local headlines - or rather his trousers did. One minute they were drying in front of the fire; the next there was a huge blast and a ball of flames. Farmer Buckley's trousers had exploded. The culprit? A popular pesticide of the day, which when combined with clothing fibres unexpectedly formed a highly combustible compound. This incendiary story is a striking example of how scientific advances meant to improve people's lives can sometimes backfire. Contrary to the widespread belief that science and technology move steadily on from one discovery to the next, the fascinating stories in this entertaining collection present some of the unfamiliar characters and events that litter the path of scientific progress, where setbacks and mishaps are the norm, and breakthroughs are the exception.
- Published: 02 April 2013
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781846685088 ISBN 10: 1846685087
- Sales rank: 11,868
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