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Electrified sheep : glass-eating scientists, nuking the moon, and more bizarre experiments

Author: Alex Boese
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, [2012], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles eccentric scientific experiments that have been performed throughout history, including an attempt to set off nuclear explosions on the Moon and Benjamin Franklin's mouth-to-beak resuscitation on an electric-shocked chicken.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Boese
ISBN: 9781250007537 1250007534
OCLC Number: 759913919
Notes: Originally published: London : Boxtree, 2011.
"First U.S. edition, June 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: 343 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Electric bodies. Electrifying birds ; The man who married his voltaic pile ; Electrocuting an elephant ; From electro-botany to electric schoolchildren ; Lightning, churches, and electrified sheep --
Nuclear reactions. Psychoneurotic atomic goats ; How to survive an atomic bomb ; Nuke the moon! ; The incredible atomic spaceship --
Deceptive ways. Men fight for science's sake ; The psychologist who hid beneath beds ; The metallic metals act ; A roomful of stooges ; Thud! ; The seductive Dr. Fox --
Monkeying around. The man who talked to monkeys ; Chimpanzee butlers and monkey maids ; The man who made apes fight ; The mystery of the missing monkey orgasm ; The chimp who grew up human --
Do-it-yourselfers. Hard to swallow ; This will be extremely painful ; Adventures in self-surgery ; Killing yourself for science.
Responsibility: Alex Boese.

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Chronicles eccentric scientific experiments that have been performed throughout history, including an attempt to set off nuclear explosions on the Moon and Benjamin Franklin's mouth-to-beak resuscitation on an electric-shocked chicken.

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