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Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers: And Other Odd Events on the Way to Scientific Discovery

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In Praise of the 'Last Word' series: 'You can unravel the secrets of life, the universe and everything in your own kitchen...brilliant. News of the World a fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivial...answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking. Daily Express the answers to life's most perplexing last, the mysteries of the world are explained...the book everyone is talking can be fun Independent on Sunday Entertainingly told in clear, non-technical prose from the pages of the New Scientist -- David Bradbury Daily Mail An enjoyable romp BBC Focus Highly entertaining and enlightening... an excellent book for casual dipping. Fortean Times A highly recommended read for those with a taste for the oddities of history Cape Times, South Africa

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Stephanie Pain is a consultant for New Scientist with a PhD in deep-ocean biology. She created and for ten years edited New Scientist's popular 'Histories' column.

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William P. Palmer
4.0 out of 5 starsReview of ‘Farmer Buckley's exploding trousers’ edited by Stephanie Pain.- good anecdotes
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