As with another book we perused, Asperger’s Syndrome For Dummies, you might wonder if there are lots of complaints about the title of this book: Raising Happy Children for Dummies. You might wonder how the title is meant to be parsed. You might wonder who buys the book, and for what reasons. You might wonder all sorts […]
You might wonder if there are lots of complaints about the title of this book: Asperger’s Syndrome For Dummies. You might wonder how the title is meant to be parsed. You might wonder who buys the book, and for what reasons. You might wonder all sorts of things.
This book is billed to be specially for readers who prefer chemistry books in a special English, English and English edition or who at least know what a special English, English and English edition is (thanks to investigator Scott Langill for bringing it to our attention): BONUS: A movement disorders book in clinical practice, too, […]
A book called You Can Count on Monsters, by Richard Evan Schwartz, is designed for children but might also be frighteningly productive for adults to read. Schwartz is a math professor at Brown University. It’s about numbers and the numbers that compose them. And if that sentence is a little scary, try dipping into the […]
A group of engineering students at Purdue University built a Rube Goldberg machine that depicts a history of the universe, in about a minute. (Thanks to Scott Langill for bringing it to our attention.) See it in the videos below. It’s an alternative universe history to Eric Schulman’s classic “A History of the Universe in […]
The Korean edition of the Ig Nobel Prizes book has just been published (ISBN : 978-89-522-1501-7-0340). Spread the word, please!
Evolutionary biologist Michael Eisen tries to solve the mystery of the $23,698,655.93 book about flies: A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly – a classic work in developmental biology that we – and most […]
Two Ig Nobel Prize winners have new books out about the evolution of the human body, or portions thereof. Daniel Lieberman (2009 prize in physics for analytically determining why pregnant women don’t tip over)’s new book is The Evolution of the Human Head, ISBN 978-0674046368. Ivan Schwab‘s (2006 prize in ornithology for exploring and explaining […]
A book just published in Thailand is a translation (into Thai, from Japanese) of Ranai Kuga’s book (ISBN 978-4484082226) about the Ig Nobel Prizes. (We have heard of Kuga’s book, but have not actually seen a copy.) Here’s a rough machine-translation of a review of the newly published book (ISBN 9789744434371): Perhaps crazy idea to […]
Grammar Can Be Fun, a book written and drawn by Munro Leaf in 1934, is a treat for linguistics scholars and budding linguistics scholars. It is a recommended inappropriate book for kids. Here’s an image of one of its pages. Note that the title is correct. It specifies that grammar can be fun, but does […]