Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers

Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers

And Other Odd Events on the Way to Scientific Discovery

Book - 2011
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Meticulously researched by the internationally acclaimed New Scientist magazine, these stories of haphazard discovery, delusion, and greed include the doctor who thought he could cure madness with a quick spin in a centrifuge, the engineer who came up with a radio that ran on gas, and the two young men who dug a giant hole and discovered the center of the galaxy.
Publisher: London, Great Britain : Profile Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781846685088
Branch Call Number: 509 FARMER
Characteristics: x, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pain, Stephanie
Alternative Title: New Scientist (1971)


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Nov 05, 2019

This is a delightful collection of short stories about odd, curious, and accidental scientific discovery. The cause of the exploding trousers is still a concern for some mis-fortunate farmers in Australia.


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