The hardback developed a cult following and reprinted twice within 2 months of publication 'You have to be very dedicated to science to dunk and eat 140 biscuits with a stainless steel tube thrust up your nose, chewing for a specified count, while a colleague presses buttons to record and analyse the results. This is how people win IgNobel prizes and indeed physicist Len Fisher is an Iglaureate. What is fascinating in Fisher's book is the sheer number of mysteries inherent in daily life' New Scientist '[Fisher] has the refreshing enthusiasm of a kid with a chemistry set. For him, Physics is Fu
Born in 1942, Len Fisher received a PhD from the University of New South Wales. He has written around eighty scientific papers and book chapters on surface science, food science, chemical engineering, scientific instrumentation and the applications of physics to biology. He is currently honorary research fellow at the University of Bristol.
"Nutty science - we love it. Why bother figuring it out when you can try it out? Len Fisher even explains the physics of sex - think rocket launcher." THE TIMES "Full marks to Mr Fisher for at least trying to make science fun." THE DAILY MAIL "This erudite book carries its learning lightly. It is difficult not to be charmed." TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT "Wryly funny but informative book... well worth an afternoon of anyone's time." FOCUS "Too many popular science book lack any practical output... Fisher is different. His explanations are directed at the important things: how to boil a perfect egg, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables absorb more gravy than others." THE HERALD