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eBook Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments ePub

by Alex Boese

eBook Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments ePub
Author: Alex Boese
Language: English
ISBN: 1250007534
ISBN13: 978-1250007537
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (June 5, 2012)
Pages: 352
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humor
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 762
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This book tells about the exploits and bizarre experiments of all of these scientists, as well as quite a few more, and . Because I designed Electrified Sheep to complement Elephants on Acid, I avoided discussing experiments that I already described in the previous work.

This book tells about the exploits and bizarre experiments of all of these scientists, as well as quite a few more, and the lengths such people will go to in the advancement of science. As you’ve probably figured out, when I say that I lived with these scientists, I don’t mean that in a literal sense. So if you’re wondering why such-and-such famous weird experiment is missing from these pages, it may well be because it’s in Elephants on Acid.

Electrified sheep: grass-eating scientists, nuking the moon, and more bizarre experiments". Thomas Dunne Books/St. why is the penis shaped like that?. And other reflections on being human". Alex Boese's "Electrified Sheep" hit bookstores last month and, like his widely acclaimed "Elephants on Acid" in 2007, it also delves into the extremes some will reach for the sake of science.

Electrified Sheep book. I can't see why Alex Boese decided to hammer on the issue of animal cruelty. Maybe he wanted to make a point about science and morality (or the lack thereof)

Electrified Sheep book. Maybe he wanted to make a point about science and morality (or the lack thereof). This opener really deflated my anticipation for a zany read. Three months later the electrocution stories remained fixed in my mind. The remainder livens up by delivering weird stories that fun to read. Boese writes in a reserved attitude with occasional dry humor, letting the outrageous nature of the events speak for themselves.

Filled with stories of science gone strange, Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments. Watch as scientists attempt to nuke the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy, and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

Glass-Eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and Other Bizarre Experiments. Science writer Boese loves the bizarre. Each section opens with a fictionalized retelling of a key scene in the ensuing story, but these depictions are somewhat amateurish and often clichéd-in one, an Italian scientist exclaims, Mamma mia!

Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments. Welcome to some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science.

Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments. St. Martin's Griffin. Alex Boese's Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments. Connect with the author.

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Filled with stories of science gone strange, Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments

Filled with stories of science gone strange, Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments. ELECTRIFIED SHEEP: Glass-Eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and Other Bizarre Experiments. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. The author of Elephants on Acid (2007) and Hippo Eats Dwarf (2006) returns with another collection of unusual science experiments throughout history. Science writer Boese loves the bizarre

Filled with stories of science gone strange, Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments

Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments. Filled with stories of science gone strange, Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments. Publishers weekly apr 9, 2012.

The Pig Who Survived an Atomic Bomb. The Psychologist Who Hid Beneath Beds. The Founding Father Who Delivered Mouth-to-Mouth.

"Perfect summertime reading―preferably with a friend nearby who can be constantly interrupted with unsettling facts." ―Daily Mail (UK )

Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment, and a founding father of the United States. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on an electric-shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked.

Welcome to some of the weirdest and most wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science. Filled with stories of science gone strange, Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments. Watch as scientists attempt to nuke the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy, and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

Jorius
This book. Oh, this book. This book is a roller-coaster ride of unique and true science experiments. There are parts that made me laugh out loud (as a quiet introvert, that is really saying something). There are parts that made me turn white and almost puke. Some parts are painful to read. Others are absolutely fascinating. I couldn't put it down when I checked it out from the library, and now I bought it to read it again.
Hucama
I loved this book, I read "Elephants on Acid" a few years ago and have been waiting on a "sequel" ever since. Boese captivates the mind with his portrayal of the epic and bizarre but oh so very true scientific history! A great read for the scientifically curious.
Tcaruieb
I read Boese's earlier book, "Elephants on Acid", and loved it. To be perfectly honest, I'm not crazy about his writing style, but the stories he tells about scientific experimentation are mind-blowing. His last book took a jaunty, anecdotal approach. This time he tries to flesh out these episodes a little more, creating little vignettes that attempt to tell the story from the participants' point of view before he launches into explanation of the experiment itself. Some of these are more fun than others, and some are downright disturbing, but they do give you a sense of the experiment in context. I will warn you that a fair number of these experiments, like a lot of science in real life, are pretty darn gross. Reading about Johann Ritter's self-experimentation with early batteries really threw me for a loop, as did the entire chapter on parasite research! But the stories of artificial lightning and the psychology professor who hid under her students' beds to secretly eavesdrop on their conversations were lighter entertainment. I'm eagerly looking forward to Boese's next book.
Fordrekelv
Showed up before delivery date :) It is used but in perfect condition! I love this author, his style of writing keeps you from putting the book down
Windforge
I think this author is under the assumption that drawn out stories make for good tales.
Funky
I have purchased 4 of Alex's books from Amazon,this one being the most recent and I can't say enough about them.To me they offer unwinding,relaxing,just putting my feet up enjoyable reading time.
showtime
I was in Powell's Technical Books store when I was presented with a dilemma: I could elect to read a book about Neural Circuity by an author who wasn't found on any review site - only on select journal articles - or I could opt out for the Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese, who had a successful book already with a "weird title"...

Well, obviously from this review you can rightfully assume that I picked the latter. Boy was I happy with my choice! This book was funny, interesting and extremely bizarre with some of its examples. I'm someone who can read extremely dry scientific articles/books on stem cells, the genome, neural genesis and other - what some will call - "boring dry topics." This book I can say with a LOUD EXCLAMATION, it is not boring! You'll enjoy it from start-to-finish. You'll even come away with a few funny stories/facts to tell your friends. I went ahead and looked up a handful of the stories from the book, most I found solid sources to back them up, others were a bit of a challenge.
And I'd expect nothing less. Author Alex Boese has an incredible talent for pulling together wild stories from the past that are sometimes funny, repulsive and frightening (as in -- how could anyone actually do this?!). Have enjoyed his other titles -- but, this, by far, is my favorite! It's a very entertaining book written in small chunks easy for readers to consume doing...whatever. I have the book, but I am happy to see it come out on Kindle!
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