SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Turn your Clutter Into Cash with SmartSell.TM Book a Courier Pickup Today!

Elephants on Acid
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Alex Boese holds a master's degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Museum of Hoaxes and Hippo Eats Dwarf and the creator and curator of www.museumofhoaxes.com. He lives near San Diego.

About the Author

Alex Boese holds a master's degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Museum of Hoaxes and Hippo Eats Dwarf and the creator and curator of www.museumofhoaxes.com. He lives near San Diego.

Reviews

Adult/High School-"Gross!" "No Way!" "I don't believe it!" These are the likely responses to many of the 60 summaries of bizarre science experiments collected here. After digging through hundreds of science monographs and journals, Boese found such gems as experiments producing two-headed dogs, zombie kittens, racing roaches, hypersexual turkeys, elephants who never forget, and elephants (not the same ones) on acid. Boese stresses the point that all of these were, at the time of their occurrence, serious scientific experiments. Some were challenged from the get-go, some soon afterward, and some are still supported by current research. Although many of these efforts were undeniably eccentric and even stupid, the impetus behind every one is the same: to better understand the world we inhabit. The underlining point is clear: science often progresses in weird ways. The author's tone is light, his writing fluid and humorous. He wisely stays clear of the truly horrendous experiments of the darkest days of scientific research, such as those of Nazi Germany. Here readers will learn whether people can or cannot tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi, if wine connoisseurs really know what they are talking about, and whether ants really can save the day by acts of communal peeing. With well-chosen black-and-white photographs throughout, Elephants on Acid is by turns funny, scary, gross, but always entertaining. A winning choice for any teen collection.-Robert Saunderson, Berkeley Public Library, CA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Humour » General
Home » Books » Science » General
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Elephants on Acid: and Other Bizarre Experiments on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top