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“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
“Boese's fascination with obscure details makes the book frightfully interesting. It's packed with enough material to challenge any would-be science-fiction writer, and proves truth in a lab coat is stranger than fiction.” ―The Saturday Evening Post
“Boese, a historian of science, once again takes readers on a romp through some of the weirder detours on the road to scientific progress. Here, short, lively sections follow groups of mad scientists in a range of fields, from nuclear physics to developmental psychology.” ―Boston Globe
“Delves into the extremes some will reach for the sake of science…. Mr. Boese reveals just how far some will go to appease their empirical curiosities.” ―Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“The short, witty, ceaselessly amusing entries should delight anyone with a healthy sense of morbid curiousity.” ―Publishers Weekly on Elephants on Acid
“Very well researched and delivered in an engaging, breezy, wink-wink tone similar to that of Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg's Why Do Men Have Nipples?...One of the finest science/history bathroom books of all time.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Elephants on Acid
ALEX BOESE holds an M.A. in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. Boese is the author of Elephants on Acid and Hippo Eats Dwarf and the creator of museumofhoaxes.com. He lives near San Diego, California.
I loved this book, I read "Elephants on Acid" a few years ago and have been waiting on a "sequel" ever since. Read morePublished 23 months ago by V. Mariano
And I'd expect nothing less. Author Alex Boese has an incredible talent for pulling together wild stories from the past that are sometimes funny, repulsive and frightening (as in... Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Sally Richards