The Further Inventions of Daedalus: A Compendium of Plausible Schemes
The Further Inventions of Daedalus: A Compendium of Plausible Schemes by David E. H. Jones
The Further Inventions of Daedalus: A Compendium of Plausible Schemes Author: David E. H. Jones
Title: The Further Inventions of Daedalus: A Compendium of Plausible Schemes
ISBN: 0198504691
ISBN13: 978-0198504696
Other Formats: txt lit azw mbr
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 16, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Size PDF version: 1655 kb
Size EPUB version: 1293 kb
Subcategory: Engineering




One of the longest-running jokes on the scientific scene, the "Daedalus" column began in New Scientist in the mid-1960s and transferred to Nature in the 1980s. Each week it offers a new scheme to challenge accepted notions of scientific principles, schemes that are neither feasible nor completely absurd. Always entertaining, the Daedalus schemes often have a serious purpose and raise crucial questions about science (sample title: "A Womb with a View, or At Least a Phone"). This delightful book compiles roughly one hundred of David Jones's popular columns, each of which exhibits a keen and approachable mixture of entertaining and thought-provoking material. Like the collection of articles that came before it, this work will appeal to a broad audience of the scientifically curious.