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Science without the boring bits : a curious chronology of discovery, invention and wild speculation

Author: Ian Crofton
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2010.
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An endlessly browsable and richly entertaining alternative history of science.

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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crofton, Ian (Ian D.).
Science without the boring bits.
London : Quercus, 2010
(OCoLC)763209544
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Crofton
ISBN: 9781848660564 1848660561
OCLC Number: 624418605
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction. The Ancient World: from the year of Creation, to curiosities regarding the number six. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance: from the environmental effects of menstrual flow, to the boy with the golden tooth. The 17th Century: from flights of fantasy, to showers of frogs. The 18th Century: from a whiff of brimstone, to the thrilling effects of nitrous oxide. 1800 to 1849: from war over bird droppings, to desperate remedies. 1850 to 1899: from Dr Merryweather's tempest prognosticator, to Pitchblende and gooseberry jelly. 1900 to 1924: from nothing new to be discovered, to just obeying orders. 1925 to 1949: from a lunatic in reception, to the people's war against the snail. 1950 to 1989: from the Bare-Fronted Hoodwink, to Reggio Calabria syndrome. 1990 to the future: from Galileo less rational than his persecutors, says future pope, to how nigh is the end of the world? Index (of sorts).
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