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The prehistoric boy-racer gene : and other tales from modern science

Author: Bob Brockie
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of intriguing, entertaining and preposterous stories on scientific topics from around the globe.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Brockie
ISBN: 1869415752 9781869415754
OCLC Number: 54694384
Notes: "These pieces first appeared as weekly columns in the Dominion post, 2001-2002"--Page 7.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. The prehistoric boy-racer gene --
2. Good news for greenies --
3. Why winter babies are winners --
4. Birds brave big bang --
5. Science losing ground in Asia --
6. Sleeping on the wing --
7. Napoleon on Venezuela --
8. Rudolf Steiner's advice to farmers --
9. Thanks for the memory --
10. Our debt to DIY daredevils --
11. Sperms: who's counting? --
12. Today is Hedgehog Day! 13. Engineering the World Trade Center --
14. A pox on your committee --
15. Fred Flintstone on ice --
16. The Indian rope trick --
17. What the cat dragged in --
18. Agro-terrorism --
19. Organic-schmorganic --
20. Memorable sheep --
21. Pregnant? Visit the stables and drink raw milk --
22. Scientific also-rans --
23. Poisonous birds --
24. On the run from the environment --
25. Stem cells --
26. New Zealand's Indiana Jones --
27. Famous for all the wrong reasons --
28. The invisible chemists --
29. Cathbert the butler --
30. The mystery of music --
31. Tormented mathematicians --
32. Adventures in the sperm trade. 33. See Spot re-run! --
34. Happy birthday: here's your rat --
35. Tunnel vision --
36. The dicey game of life --
37. Did the Earth move for you in 2001? --
38. Polio outbreak --
39. 1080 poison --
40. Scientific cranks and kooks --
41. The Pleiades --
42. Katipos having a hard time --
43. Asians scraping the skies --
44. Kary Mullis and the King of Sweden --
45. 'Sir' Vaughan Jones --
46. Children spearhead global revolution --
47. Clever gulls --
48. I say! I say! --
49. 9 a.m. Monday 23 October 4004 BC --
50. Farewell to the scourge of hydatids --
51. Spuirulina: the dinosaur drink --
52. Time to bring back DDT! --
53. Save the planet: use styrofoam cups --
54. Mars comes to Oamaru --
55. 'Tis the season for gluttony --
56. Maui's ratty legacy --
57. Extraterrestrials --
58. Shrinks.
Other Titles: Dominion post (Wellington, N.Z.)
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Bob Brockie.

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