Item description for The Birds, the Bees and the Platypuses: Crazy, Sexy and Cool Stories from Science (Erlebnis Wissenschaft) by Michael Gross...
Breathtaking scientific innovations and findings wrapped in a big portion of humour by an excellent science journalist. Written by a well-known author, Michael Gross who is a passionate writer in science, a scientist and an experienced book and magazine author, each story has an introductory paragraph explaining what makes it unique. Having been already published in prestigious magazines and newspapers these stories have been expanded, updated and rewritten in view of the special book character.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.75" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2008
ISBN 3527322876 ISBN13 9783527322879
Reviews - What do customers think about The Birds, the Bees and the Platypuses: Crazy, Sexy and Cool Stories from Science (Erlebnis Wissenschaft)?
A fascinating excursion to the outposts of scientific inquiry Jul 23, 2008
Gross has a knack for finding unusual stories in biology, chemistry, and other scientific and technological subjects and writing about them in a funny, accessible manner. Living in an age of extraordinary change in the emerging fields of nanotechnology and biotechnology, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the rapid developments in these areas, let alone relate them to our own lives. Gross manages to do just that--to take these topics and distill their deep connections with human experiences. I would highly recommend this book for a light-hearted, personal and highly informative journey to the frontiers of science.