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56 massive science myths laid bare

Why does a lap dancer earn bigger tips when she's at her most fertile? Can just the whiff of a woman send a man's hormones surging? And were dinosaurs hot-blooded too? Is it true that diet portions actually make people fatter? Can toads really predict earthquakes? And what causes those ... what's the word I'm looking for ... tip-of-the-tongue experiences?

Thankfully not lost for words in this enlightening and humorous foray into the world of science, Dr Chris Smith - The Naked Scientist - strips down science to its bare essentials to sort fact from fiction and replace myths and misinformation with some seriously interesting medical, technological and biological breakthroughs.

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  • Paperback


    December 1, 2010

    William Heinemann Australia

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    December 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    336 pages

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The Knowledge Wars
Cracking the Code
The Joy Of Physics
The Geek Manifesto
Self Comes to Mind
The Sleepyhead's Bedside Companion
The Genesis Enigma
Too Far From Home
Programming The Universe
Religion Explained
Alas Poor Darwin
Food Of The Gods
Survival Of The Fittest
Questioning The Millennium
An Intimate History Of Humanity