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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Boxtree, Limited; Unabridged edition (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752227386
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752227382
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,492,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for "Electrified Sheep" "A strangely compelling look at some of the bizarre, outlandish and peculiar experiments that have been attempted in the name of science."--Penny Le Couteur, coauthor of "Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History""" ""Electrified Sheep" quite brilliantly explains some of the more bizarre experiments performed in the name of scientific discovery with lashings of intellectual humour and a surprising amount of quality storytelling."--"Chemistry World "(UK)"" "Perfect summertime reading--preferably with a friend nearby who can be constantly interrupted with unsettling facts." --"The Daily Mail" (UK ) "Laugh out loud funny."--"Publishers Weekly"

About the Author

Alex Boese holds a master's degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Hippo Eats Dwarf and Elephants on Acid - a fascinating tour through the weirdest science experiments ever conducted - and is the creator and curator of www.museumofhoaxes.com, which receives over a million page hits every month. He lives in San Diego.

More About the Author

Born in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Grew up in London and Washington DC. Graduated from Amherst College, and gained a Master's Degree in the History of Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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I really enjoyed this book. It's full of peculiar true stories and presented in a way that kept my interest. The book is spit into short stories so it's easier to pick up and put down at leisure. It's nice to have someone around that you can share funny excerpts with. If you are interested in science & want an entertaining read this is a book for you!
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By T on April 13, 2013
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I bought this as a Christmas present for a family member. He liked it a lot, as he's interested in science. I originally heard a review of the book on NPR and decided to buy it.
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By Daniel A. Werner on August 1, 2012
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I am according to a local female librarian(who asked my wife if she was picking up this book for her teenage son)young beyond my years and quite happy with that fact.I started to read the borrowed copy and within 2 pages realized I need my own copy to have and to hold forever.Thank you Alex for your work.
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By JSC on February 6, 2012
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I liked the first book (elephants on acid) so i decided to purchase this one as well. It was also well written and very informative.
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