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The Resource This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research, Marc Abrahams

This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research, Marc Abrahams

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This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research
Title
This is improbable
Title remainder
cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research
Statement of responsibility
Marc Abrahams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel Prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen and how promoting people randomly improves their work, to what time of month generates higher tips for Vegas lap dancers and how mice were outfitted with parachutes to find a better way to murder tree snakes in Guam. Abrahams' tour through these unlikeliest investigations of animals, plants, and minerals, including humans, will first make you laugh, then make you think about the globe in a new way
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
502.07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research, Marc Abrahams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p [297]-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1385635
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9781851689316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1385635
  • (Sirsi) 1385635
  • (OCoLC)776501888
Label
This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research, Marc Abrahams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p [297]-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1385635
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9781851689316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1385635
  • (Sirsi) 1385635
  • (OCoLC)776501888

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