Simon Flynn was a publisher and is now training as a science teacher. He has degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy - and a passion for science.
'Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes and
quotations ... is sure to entertain and surprise.' -- New
'For anyone who likes science and is a fan of Schott's original miscellany, this book is a must. It is full of quirky, interesting scientific facts and anecdotes from across science and its history ... Quite frankly, I loved it. It's great fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.' -- Chemistry World
'[A] lighthearted dash through science ... offering lots of curiosities that you will be itching to tell those around you.' -- The Biologist
'Simon Flynn's grab-bag of stories from all branches of science exudes enthusiasm, breathing fresh life into a venerable format.' -- Physics World
'This book is a cabinet of scientific curiosities ... [The Science Magpie] will stimulate good topics of conversation for the pub.' -- BBC Focus