The Element in the Room : Science-y Stuff Staring You in the Face, Hardback Book

The Element in the Room : Science-y Stuff Staring You in the Face Hardback


'These nerds are the real deal.' Ben Goldacre, author of BAD SCIENCE'Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.' Rufus Hound'Cows rule the world?

The Venn diagram of coffee? MIND BLOWN.' Tim Harford'They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.' Sandi Toksvig'Science was never such hilarious explosive fun.' Richard Herring'The Element in the Room is in equal measure both profound and irreverent, brilliant and daft.

A veritable feast of the written nerd.' Jim Al-Khalili'A delightful romp through science at every level, from how to make a cocktail using octoploid DNA to what the meaningless end of the Cosmos will be like.' Zach Weinersmith'This book is 37% better than mine.

But it took 100% more nerds to write it.' Matt Parker (the other third of Spoken Nerd)Have you ever wanted to perform sonic experiments with your morning coffee?

Predict the exact second your unborn child will be born? Spice up your love life with inspiration from the animal kingdom?

Well now you can... The Element in the Room, the nerds' first ever book, is designed for anyone who is sci-curious and wants to know more about the world around them, especially the elements of everyday science that other books ignore.In 2016, the Nerds appeared thrice on QI, presented their own Radio 4 programme Domestic Science (which has been commissioned to return in 2018), toured their stand-up science show to over 15,000 people and their combined YouTube channels received millions of views.

Over the next year they will be touring the UK with their new show You Can't Polish A Nerd and performing at the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.The Element in the Room will take you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled adventure to explain the everyday science that is staring you right in the face.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Integrated illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9781844039722



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