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Paperback A Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown: Essays for a Scientific Age Book

ISBN: 0138526087

ISBN13: 9780138526085

A Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown: Essays for a Scientific Age

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What's this? A collection of scientific humor, you say! But aren't the words science and humor mutually contradictory? Tlie answer, of course, is a large "No" and this book is proof Positive that... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Science Geek Humor ...

... if you don't like science, you won't like this book. But if you've spent too many hours in a lab coat working on your advisor's projects while you own languishes in a corner, this might appeal.Including short works by John Updike, Leo Szilard (!), Lester del Rey, and many more, the humor is closer to "Parkinson's Law" (C. Northcote Parkinson is in this book too!) than to "Saturday Night Live" ... so it won't appeal to everyone ... but if you appreciate the difference between a lipid and a lipstick, you may enjoy this. My favorites in the book: "Psychoanalysis of Missle Failures" and "Hiawatha's Lipid"

An unusual humorous book.

This book, out of print for approximately 25 years, was written to prove that scientists really DO have a sense of humor. It is a collection of humorous short stories each loosely based upon some scientific issue, idea or concern. The title story typifies what the reader will find within!
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