The Little Book of Unscientific Propositions, Theories & Things


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By Surendra Verma
Format Paperback / softback
Book Size 168 x 140 x 18 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1/06/2011
Subject Classification Educational material / Educational: Sciences, general science

Following on from his immensely popular The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories & Things and The Little Book of Maths Theorems, Theories & Things, Surendra Verma now takes a look at all things unscientific.

Surendra Verma gives us simple, witty and entertaining introductions to 100 intriguing but improbable ideas from the borderlands of science. Is the Bermuda Triangle a genuine concern to ships? crews? Can evolution explain psychology? Will we ever have teleportation to instantly travel from Point A to B? Will the world end in 2012? And what of all those aliens, UFOs and crop circles? Surendra looks at all of these questions and more, and shows how, while science may not have all of the answers, neither does The X-Files. Entertaining, sceptical with just a touch of sarcasm, this book is a refreshing middle ground between conspiracy theories and straight down the line science.

Surendra Verma

Surendra Verma is a journalist and author based in Melbourne. His recent popular-science books include The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories & Things; The Little Book of Maths Theorems, Theories & Things; and a children book, Who Killed T. Rex?: Uncover the Mystery of the Vanished Dinosaurs.