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THE IG NOBEL PRIZES 2 : An All-New Collection of the World's Unlikeliest Research

Abrahams, Marc

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ISBN 10: 0525949127 / ISBN 13: 9780525949121
Editorial: E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2005
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BRAND NEW & Collectible. LAID-IN: Letters from Roy J. Glauber, Harvard Physics Dept, and Marc Abrahams, Annals of Improbable Research and true leader fo the Ig Nobel movement to a young future scientist's inquiriy. Hilarious 2nd installment of implausible but true accomplishments in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. Every bit as fun as its predecessor, and every bit as serious . with procedures on how to nominate candiates for the next round of the Ig Noble Prize awards. Winners, in the field of Interdisciplinary Research, cited in this volume are a team from the Univ of Stockholm who we able to conclude "Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans". For this study 6 chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) were schooled to peck at televised photos of human (all Homo sapiens species) faces (hens taught to respond to male portraits and cocks, to the female) . findings were hens mostly chose portraits of handsome men, and cocks, mostly those of beautiful women!. N° de ref. de la librería 010909

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Título: THE IG NOBEL PRIZES 2 : An All-New ...

Editorial: E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Collectible - New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Edición: First Edition, First Pinting

Tipo de libro: First Edition, First Pinting

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The hilarious second installment of the popular humor series honoring the world’s most improbable actual research

The first volume of The Ig Nobel Prizes was celebrated as a "brainy bacchanalian" (USA Today) and "so funny you couldn’t make it up" (The Washington Post). Now, the "guru of scientific satire" (Publishers Weekly), Marc Abrahams, returns with The Ig Nobel Prizes 2, a fresh compendium of all- new unbelievable-but-true accomplishments in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Born from the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University, The Ig Nobel Prizes 2 demonstrates the incredible lengths to which people will go in the pursuit of knowledge. Winners of this prestigious award include:

-The scientists who discovered that chickens prefer beautiful humans
-The Norwegian research team that documented the impact of wearing wet underwear in the cold
-The entire nation of Liechtenstein, which rents itself out for weddings, bar mitzvahs, or other gatherings.

Featuring anecdotes from the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony and a zany collection of all new achievements, The Ig Nobel Prizes 2 is perfect for anyone who first wants to laugh and then wants to think.

About the Author:

Author of The Ig Nobel Prizes, Marc Abrahams is the editor and cofounder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) ; its online counterpart, Improbable.com; and the monthly e-newsletter mini-AIR. The founding father and master of ceremonies of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University, and a weekly columnist for The Guardian newspaper, Abrahams has a degree in applied mathematics from Harvard.

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