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The Science Magpie


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Simon Flynn's bestselling selection of enthralling facts, stories, poems and more from science's history

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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 Scientist
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

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