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    Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science (Paperback) By (author) Kate Clanchy, By (author) Frank Cottrell Boyce, By (author) Stella Duffy, Edited by Ra Page

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    DescriptionThis anthology draws out and distills science's love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories and delving into the humanity of theorists and experimenters as they stood on the brink of significant discoveries. From Archimedes' bath to Newton's apple, these vivid accounts of scientific discovery explore the principles behind each theory and add to the larger narrative of how the universe works. Including Joseph Swan's original lightbulb moment, Einstein's revelation on a Bern tram, and Pavlov's identification of personality types thanks to a freak flood in his St. Petersburg lab, this record brings these eureka moments to life and explains the science behind them to the general reader. Contributors include Kate Clanchy, Stelly Duffy, Maggie Gee, Sarah Hall, Alison MacLeod, Sara Maitland, Sean O'Brien, Prof. Jim al-Khalili, Jane Rogers, and more.

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    Short Stories from Modern Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Clanchy, By (author) Frank Cottrell Boyce, By (author) Stella Duffy, Edited by Ra Page
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 298
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905583331
    ISBN 10: 1905583338

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    B&T Book Type: FI
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC028040
    DC22: 823.010836
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    LC classification: PN6071.S3 L59 2011
    Edition statement
    Comma Press
    Imprint name
    Comma Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
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    Author Information
    Ra Page is the editor of Bracket, The City Life Book of Manchester Short Stories, Comma, Hyphen, Leeds Stories, and Parenthesis, and is a former editor of Newcastle Stories magazine.
    Review quote
    "An inspiring tribute to inquiring minds." --"Guardian "