Why use expensive beauty products when you can moisturise with jellyfish? Have you ever suspected pollution was to blame for your children's plummeting IQ? Ready to take a sea change ...on Mars? And how about chopping an onion that doesn't make you cry? This is the perfect present for enquiring minds. Compelling, quirky and packed fully of curious facts, The Naked Scientist: Life Under the Microscope is a treasure trove of cutting-edge research, far-flung factoids and the ability to see into our scientific future, answering those fascinating questions you never thought to ask.
The primary attraction of this collection is the brevity of its chapters, which explain in language comprehensible to non-scientists recent scientific discoveries, inventions and eureka moments that are set to re-shape the world. Mirrors as a way of treating the pain of phantom limbs; floods correlated with increased sun-spot activity; evidence of a giant ocean on Mars; the Terror-Hertz Scanners whose T-rays could revolutionise airport security. All of which mean there is no time to get bored before being amazed again.
This great assortment will fuel any curious mind Daily Mail
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||6th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Popular Science,|
Chris Smyth is a novellist and health correspondent at The Times. Over six years at the paper, he has written broadly on medicine, health policy, culture and politics. He has a PhD from Cambridge University and is the author of Dinner at Mine (2012).sMore About Chris Smith