The Element in the Room: Science-y Stuff Staring You in the Face (Hardcover)

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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.

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.

About the Author


Festival of the Spoken Nerd are a live comedy group who can be found bang in the middle of the comedy/science Venn diagram. They're best known for bringing electrifying live experiments, songs and spreadsheets to sold-out stages all over the UK in their unique, interactive, laugh-a-minute shows. They have their own Radio 4 programme called Domestic Science, and have appeared on QI three times.

Steve Mould

From mind-bending tricks on BBC 1's Britain's Brightest to delving into our scientific heritage in ITV1's I Never Knew That About Britain, Steve describes himself as a jack of all scientific trades and master of none. He is the maker of mathematical curios, creator of illusions and poster of quirky science experiments on YouTube which have gained 2
million hits. Steve has made guest appearances on The One Show, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Sunday Brunch, Absolute Radio and BBC Radio 5 Live. He was also the Science Presenter on Blue Peter "back in the day" and hasn't stopped going on about it since.

Helen Arney

As well as twice touring her science-infused comedy songs around the UK with Robin Ince, Prof. Brian Cox and Tim Minchin in Uncaged Monkeys, Helen has appeared on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience, smashed a wine glass with her voice live on Blue Peter and serenaded Jon Snow on Channel 4 News. As the UK's premiere geek songstress she's performed everywhere from the Edinburgh Fringe to Google's head office in California. Helen also presents science on BBC 2 Coast, Discovery Channel's Outrageous Acts Of Science and has filled several notebooks with rhymes for "Uranus".

Praise For…


Harnesses comedy to highlight what is fun - and funny - about science—New Scientist

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781788400138
ISBN-10: 1788400135
Publisher: Cassell
Publication Date: March 6th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English