Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives by Professor Richard Wiseman

Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives by Professor Richard Wiseman

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Aims to bring an understanding of the human mind and uses scientific methods to investigate various topics including - how does your surname influence your life; what does the way you walk reveal about your personality; why should women have men write their personal ads; and what is the funniest joke in the world.

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Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, "Quirkology" brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to Freakonomics, but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. Findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? and What is the funniest joke in the world?

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SKU GOR001311847
Title Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
Author By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0230702155
ISBN 13 9780230702158
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, "Quirkology" brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to Freakonomics, but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. Findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? and What is the funniest joke in the world?
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001311847
Title Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
Author By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0230702155
ISBN 13 9780230702158
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No