Best Science & Scientists Humor Books
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1. Interesting Stories For Curious People: A Collection of Fascinating Stories About History, Science, Pop Culture and Just About Anything Else You Can Think of
Author: by Bill O'Neill
Want to impress your buddies at the bar? Need to think of something interesting to do at the next family gathering? Want to learn a bunch of random facts about history, science, true crime, and the paranormal? Pick up Interesting Stories for Curious People, the ultimate guidebook for a plethora of interesting facts about a whole bunch of several different topics.
A quick read packed with information from cover to cover. Here you will find out:How did a Frenchman successfully use a spontaneous combustion defense during a murder trial? How did a German teenager help end the Cold War? Why did some really smart guys think foam houses would be the wave of the future?
What is a chupacabra and why are there two of them? Did Cleopatra really die from a snake bite? You’ll be glued to the pages of this book reading interesting fact after interesting fact as Interesting Stories for Curious People brings you the in-depth knowledge of some things you may have heard about and always wondered, but now will learn the truth.
2. The Ultimate Dad Joke Book: 501 Hilarious Puns, Funny One Liners and Clean Cheesy Dad Jokes for Kids (Gifts for Dad)
Author: by Hugh Murmie
Father’s Day 2021 is right around the corner – snag this easy gift for your favorite guy! The Ultimate Dad Joke Book is jam packed with family friendly, clean and hysterical jokes that are great for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandma!
Buckle up and get ready for some knee slapping, head shaking and gut busting laughter every time you flip a page. Over 500 hilarious jokes, puns and one-linersSqueaky clean, family safe jokes for kids (and adults) of all agesGreat selection of time honored classics and all new jokes for 2020Grab your copy today and channel your inner dad with some amazingly groan worthy humor bombs!
3. Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition: Answer Hilarious Questions and Win the Game of Wits (A Laugh and Think Book)
Author: by Lindsey Daly
Enjoy hours of laughter with hilarious questions for kids that get harder as the book goes on. Who will win the competition for the best answers? Who will outsmart everyone? Laugh and learn with 160+ questions designed to make kids giggle, think, and figure out who’s the wittiest (and silliest) of all!Would You Rather?Made You Think!
Edition provides endless hours of fun for eight- to twelve-year-olds who love a challenge-and a good laugh.Would You Rather?Made You Think! Features: Learning through play. Kids will exercise their brains with these either/or scenarios that make them think creatively, use their imagination, and pull together facts quickly.
Family time away from screens. 160+ age-appropriate questions, ranging from the mind-boggling to the totally gross. An exciting game for competitive kids. Try to outsmart family and friends with the most creative answer. Levels organized by difficulty. As kids complete the levels, the next questions get harder.Lots of laughs!
4. A Short History of Nearly Everything
Author: by Bill Bryson
One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journeyinto the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trailwell, most of it.
In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understandand, if possible, answerthe oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves.
Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps.
He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it.
5. The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Author: by Bill Bryson
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human bodywith a new afterword for this edition. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human bodyhow it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.
Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Brysonesque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.
As Bill Bryson writes, We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted. The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner’s manual for every body.
6. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Author: by Randall Munroe
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd. Com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following.
Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?
In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.
The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website.What If? Will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.
7. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Author: by Randall Munroe
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, ten hundred) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including: food-heating radio boxes (microwaves)tall roads (bridges)computer buildings (datacenters)the shared space house (the International Space Station)the other worlds around the sun (the solar system)the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates)the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table)planes with turning wings (helicopters)boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers)the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work?
Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more.
8. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
Author: by Randall Munroe
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER How To will make you laugh as you learnWith How To, you can’t help but appreciate the glorious complexity of our universe and the amazing breadth of humanity’s effort to comprehend it. If you want some lightweight edification, you won’t go wrong with How To.
CNET [How To] has science and jokes in it, so 10/10 can recommend. Simone Giertz The world’s most entertaining and useless self-help guide from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the bestsellers What If? And Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there’s a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it.
How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It’s full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos.
9. Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet
Author: by Chelsea Wald
From an award-winning science journalist, a deeply researched, entertaining, and impassioned exploration of sanitation (Nature) and the future of the toiletfor fans of popular science bestsellers by Mary Roach. Most of us do not give much thought to the centerpiece of our bathrooms, but the toilet is an unexpected paradox.
On the one hand, it is a modern miracle: a ubiquitous fixture in a vast sanitation system that has helped add decades to the human life span by reducing disease. On the other hand, the toilet is also a tragic failure: less than half of the world’s population can access a toilet that safely manages body waste, including many right here in the United States.
And it is inefficient, squandering clean water as well as the nutrients, energy, and information contained in the stuff we flush away. While we see radical technological change in almost every other aspect of our lives, we remain stuck in a sanitation status quoin part because the topic of toilets is taboo.
10. What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
Author: by Robert Wolke
Dell (July 29, 2009)
July 29, 2009
What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark attacks make airplanes safer? Can a person traveling in a car at the speed of sound still hear the radio? Moreover, would they want to…? Do you often find yourself pondering life’s little conundrums?
Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue? Or why birds don’t get electrocuted when perching on high-voltage power lines?Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and acclaimed author of What Einstein Didn’t Know, understands the need to…Well, understand.
Now he provides more amusing explanations of such everyday phenomena as gravity (If you’re in a falling elevator, will jumping at the last instant save your life? And acoustics (Why does a whip make such a loud cracking noise?, along with amazing facts, belly-up-to-the-bar bets, and mind-blowing reality bites all with his trademark wit and wisdom.
If you shoot a bullet into the air, can it kill somebody when it comes down? You can find out about all this and more in an astonishing compendium of the proverbial mind-boggling mysteries of the physical world we inhabit.
11. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: And Other Questions About Dead Bodies
Author: by Caitlin Doughty
New York Times Bestseller Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential. Marianne Eloise, GuardianEveryone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die.
In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy.
Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young peoplethe source of some of our most revealing questions about deathWill My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.36 illustrations
12. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)
Author: by Bill Bryson
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The classic chronicle of a terribly misguided and terribly funny (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body The best way of escaping into nature.
The New York Times Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakesand to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness.
13. The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry
Author: by Larry Gonick
If you have ever suspected that “heavy water” is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy.
You don’t need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much moreall explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations.
Chemistry will never be the same!
14. The Cartoon Guide to Physics (Cartoon Guide Series)
Author: by Larry Gonick
If you think a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit card bill – if you imagine that Ohm’s Law dictates how long to meditate – if you believe that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car – you need The Cartoon Guide to Physics to set you straight.
You don’t have to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Physics explains them all: velocity, acceleration, explosions, electricity and magnetism, circuits – even a taste of relativity theory – and much more, in simple, clear, and, yes, funny illustrations.
Physics will never be the same!
15. Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
Author: by Stephen C. Meyer
When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain.
During this event, the Cambrian explosion, many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal lifea mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal.
During the last half century, biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological informationstored in DNA and elsewhere in cellsto building animal forms. Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell, Meyer argues that the origin of this information, as well as other mysterious features of the Cambrian event, are best explained by intelligent design, rather than purely undirected evolutionary processes.
16. That's Gross!: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor (National Geographic Kids)
Author: by Crispin Boyer
National Geographic Kids
Tired of having to contain your hidden urge to fart and finger-pick? Can’t get enough of foul food and flies? Get ready to gross out all of your friends with these hysterically nauseating facts about all things gross and gruesome.
Bringing together the slimiest, smelliest, and stickiest topics imaginable, That’s Gross, is chock-full of foul facts that are guaranteed to make your stomach churn. Each chapter is packed with icky information, wacky and colorful pictures, and sickening sidebarsthat will make you say “That’s Gross!” Hold on to your stomach while we explore the world of barf, bugs, boogers, and other things your parents won’t like.
With lively and humorous prose, high-interest subjects, and truly disgusting photos, this book will have kids glued to the page while they learn the facts, history and scientific details of “eww”. Kids will be so captivated by the gross-out factor that they won’t even realize how much they’re learning.
They might even discover that these skin-crawling truths are just a part of everyday life! Chapters include: The History of Grossness Your Abominable Body Gross Animals Gross Bugs Dead Things Gross Around the World Gross Pop Culture Everyday Grossness Gross Fun Glossary of GrossOther elements include the “Happy Place,” featuring adorable baby animals just in case the grossness is too overwhelming; a “Gag Gauge” to rank the level of grossness of each topic; plus gross experiments, games, and more.