Farmer Buckley'S Exploding Trousers: And Other odd Events on the way to Scientific Discovery [Audiobook] download free by New Scientist

Farmer Buckley'S Exploding Trousers: And Other odd Events on the way to Scientific Discovery Audiobook download free by New Scientist
  • Listen audiobook: Farmer Buckley'S Exploding Trousers: And Other odd Events on the way to Scientific Discovery
  • Author: New Scientist
  • Release date: 2013/5/30
  • Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Funny Books and Stories
  • ISBN: 9781846685088
  • Rating: 9.26 of 10
  • Votes: 157
  • Review by: Amia Angel
  • Review rating: 7.84 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/19
  • Duration: 2H50M28S in 256 kbps (44.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-26
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, WMA, FLAC, MPEG4, MP3, AIFF (compression ALZ, LHA, TZ, ZIP, RAR, ACE)
  • Total pages original book: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 15M17S (4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In August 1931, New Zealand farmer Richard Buckley hit the local headlines - or rather his trousers did. One minute they were drying in front of the fire; the next there was a huge blast and a ball of flames. Farmer Buckley's trousers had exploded. The culprit? A popular pesticide of the day, which when combined with clothing fibres unexpectedly formed a highly combustible compound. This incendiary story is a striking example of how scientific advances meant to improve people's lives can sometimes backfire. Contrary to the widespread belief that science and technology move steadily on from one discovery to the next, the fascinating stories in this entertaining collection present some of the unfamiliar characters and events that litter the path of scientific progress, where setbacks and mishaps are the norm, and breakthroughs are the exception.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Popular Science, Scientific Equipment, Experiments & Techniques, Funny Books & Stories, History Of Science, Social & Cultural History, Science: General Issues
  • Download servers: Google Drive, iDope, Mediafire, 4Shared, Dropbox. Compressed in ALZ, LHA, TZ, ZIP, RAR, ACE
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.82 USD
  • Dimensions: 134.62x213.36x17.78mm
  • Weight: 204.12g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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