This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research

Author(s): Marc Abrahams

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Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, offers an addictive,wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the globe. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen, the best way to slice a ham sandwich (mathematically), and what time of month generates highertips for Vegas lap dancers. Abrahams' tour through these unlikeliest investigations of animals, plants, and minerals (including humans) willfirst make you laugh, then make you think about the world in a new way.

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Marc Abrahams is editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are presented at Harvard each year. Abrahams and the Ig have been covered by the BBC, New Scientist, Daily Mail, Times, and numerous other outlets internationally. He writes the weekly ʻImprobable Researchʼ column for the Guardian.

General Fields

  • : 9781851689316
  • : Oneworld Publications
  • : Oneworld Publications
  • : August 2012
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marc Abrahams
  • : Paperback
  • : 502.07
  • : 304
  • : 70 illustrations