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The Ig Nobel prizes : the annals of improbable research

Author: Marc Abrahams
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents accounts of the dubious accomplishments of winners of the Ig Nobel Prize awarded by Harvard University for some of the wackiest actual achievements in medicine, economics, peace and diplomacy, science, education, and other fields.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Abrahams
ISBN: 0525947531 9780525947530
OCLC Number: 52092050
Notes: Originally published: London? : Orion Pub., 2002.
Includes index.
Description: vii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Medical Breakthroughs 15 --
Psychology and Intelligence 27 --
Economics 35 --
Peace--Diplomacy and Persuasion 51 --
Peaceful Ejaculations and Explosions 63 --
Love and/or Reproduction 73 --
Discoveries--Basic Science 93 --
Discoveries--Things That Rise or Fall 111 --
Troy and the Grizzly Bear 127 --
Inventions 133 --
Hellish Technicalities 145 --
Scents and Sensibility 155 --
Food for Thought 163 --
Education 191 --
Literature 201.
Other Titles: IgNobel prizes
Responsibility: Marc Abrahams.
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Presents accounts of the dubious accomplishments of winners of the Ig Nobel Prize awarded by Harvard University for some of the wackiest actual achievements in medicine, economics, peace and diplomacy, science, education, and other fields.

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