Do Sparrows Like Bach?

Do Sparrows Like Bach? : The Strange and Wonderful Things That Are Discovered When Scientists Break Free

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Real scientific breakthroughs sometimes come out of the most surprising and unpromising work.Do Sparrows Like Bach? is about the margins of science--investigating everything from what its like to die to exploding pants and recycled urine. Who on earth would burn off their beard with a laser? Produce a fireproof umbrella that doubles as a parachute? Replace sniffer dogs with gerbils? Could a chemical component of flatulence be the next Viagra? Do sparrows (and even fish for that matter) prefer Bach to Led Zeppelin? The editors at New Scientist magazine have the answers to all these questions and more in this celebration of outrageous, outlandish, and brilliant discoveries on the fringes of scientific research. This extraordinary collection is an astonishing reminder that even at its most misguided, science is intensely creative, often hilarious, and can spark the imagination like nothing more

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  • Paperback | 219 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1605981141
  • 9781605981147
  • 635,572

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