This image shows the index to June Preszler’s delightful children’s book Flesh-Eating Machines: Maggots in the Food Chain. (NOTE: You can see a few of the books fun images, on Google Books. One is reproduced here, below the index.)
The manga about me and the Ig Nobel Prizes has just been published in book form. The publisher, Shueisha, chose to call it Geniuses Without Glory. (That’s the English translation of the title—the book itself is written in Japanese.) The manga is expanded from the version published as a two-parter (1, 2) in Young Jump […]
Here’s a message to count on. Behold this book. Does it add up? Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men – One Message. Four authors. EXTRA ASSIGNMENT: Write a fifty-word essay explaining why the book should simply be titled simply Why?
Google Books classifies E.B. White’s classic children’s book Charlotte’s Web under the general heading “Technology and Engineering” (see portion of their screen, reproduced below). Many readers would agree, one way or another.
Researchers have painstakingly identified a number of People’s Princesses (PP). These two books each analyze the life of a different PP. Both are British: Princess Diana (Princess of Wales) and Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck.
If you crave info, analysis and gossip about fingers — especially about the index finger — we suggest two books that pretty much suggest themselves to your attention: Michelangelo’s Finger: An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence, by Raymond Tallis. The Finger: A Handbook, by Angus Trumble.
How many forensic pathologists are also professional sleight-of-hand magicians? Our survey thus far tallies one. That one is Dr. Ryan Blumenthal of South Africa. Dr. Blumenthal is also author of the slight-in-number-of-pages yet fun-to-read modern fairy tale book The Seed.
Reto Schneider and his magnificent book and videos of strange scientific experiments were featured on Spiegel TV Magazin.
Erwin Kompanje, the AIR European Bureau’s research researcher, who is also a medical ethicist at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, is a passionate collector of historical medical books. His collection inspired him to write De Penisverkorter (The Penis Shortener), short stories (in Dutch) about neglected and forgotten remarkable discoveries in medicine. The title […]
The Japanese edition (ISBN 9784062813136) of the book Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans (ISBN 0752864610)* joins the multilingual family of editions of this curious little tome. The publishers chose an eye-catching cover boy: Ig Nobel Prize winner Troy Hurtubise, he of the suit of armor designed to protect against grizzly bears. * Also known as “Ig […]