Electrified Sheep

Glass-Eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments

Alex Boese

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Welcome to some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science. Alex Boese's Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments. Watch as scientists attempt to nuke the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy, and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

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“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.” —The Boston Globe

 

“Delves into the extremes some will reach for the sake of science. . . . Boese reveals just how far some will go to appease their empirical curiosities.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

"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)

"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
 
“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


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Alex Boese

Alex Boese holds an M.A. in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Elephants on Acid and Hippo Eats Dwarf and the creator of MuseumofHoaxes.com. He lives near San Diego, California.

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Electrified Sheep
Glass-Eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments
Alex Boese

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250031709
ISBN10: 1250031702
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$15.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
June 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250007537
ISBN10: 1250007534
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$25.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
June 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250015105
ISBN10: 1250015103
352 pages
$9.99
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