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Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers is compiled and edited by Stephanie Pain, a consultant for New Scientist with a PhD in deep-ocean biology. She created and for ten years edited New Scientist's popular 'Histories' column, where the stories in this book started out.

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Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers is compiled and edited by Stephanie Pain, a consultant for New Scientist with a PhD in deep-ocean biology. She created and ten years edited New Scientist's popular 'Histories' column, where the stories in this book started out.

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In Praise of the 'Last Word' series: 'You can unravel the secrets of life, the universe and everything in your own kitchen...brilliant. * News of the World *
a fascinating mix of the baffling, ridiculous and trivial...answers the scientific questions you never got round to asking. * Daily Express *
the answers to life's most perplexing questions...at last, the mysteries of the world are explained...the book everyone is talking about....science can be fun * Independent on Sunday *
Entertainingly told in clear, non-technical prose from the pages of the New Scientist -- David Bradbury * Daily Mail *
An enjoyable romp * BBC Focus *
Highly entertaining and enlightening... an excellent book for casual dipping. * Fortean Times *
A highly recommended read for those with a taste for the oddities of history * Cape Times, South Africa *

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