The Science Magpie by Simon Flynn
“For anyone who likes science […], this book is a must. It is full of quirky, interesting scientific facts and anecdotes from across science and its history. Have you ever wondered how the term ‘scientist’ came into being – or how long it took to be adopted?
The book provides a nice balance between helpful explanations of complex concepts and funny stories. It covers everything from whether hell is exo- or endothermic and Charles Darwins’ pro and cons of marriage, to the basics of binary code, the laws of thermodynamics and the Mpemba effect. […]”