"The Mad Science Book" is the UK edition of the German bestseller "Das Buch der verrückten Experimente". The amazing stories of 113 strange experiments from the middle ages to today. Entertaining, mind opening, deeply researched, with original illustrations (the second volume has not yet been licensed for the UK or US. Foreign rights).
The weirdest experiments
Visitors to this website voted for their favorite weird science experiment. The ranking:
1. The three Christs of Ypsilanti -Three men think they are Jesus. What happens when they meet?(1959) full story
2. Diagnosing schizophrenics with spider webs (1955) full story
3. The hanging studies (1905) full story
4. Brilliantly saying nothing. Does anyone notice? (1970) full story
5. Staying in bed for one year (1986) full story
6. Crucifiying volunteers (1984) more
Das Buch der verrückten Experimente (Bertelsmann 2004)
Das neue Buch der verrückten Experimente (Bertelsmann 2009)
De Galna Experimentens Bok (Fahrenheit 2006)
매드 사이언스 북 (Puriwa Ipari 2008)
111 najbardziej szalonych eksperymentów (Proszynski 2009)
疯狂实验史(新知文库;) (SDX Joint Publishing Company 2009)
Born in 1963 in Solothurn (Switzerland), Reto U. Schneider is the deputy editor of NZZ Folio the magazine of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Zürich, Switzerland. Before he went into journalism he graduated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich, with a degree in electrical engineering.
He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and author of Planetenjäger [Planet Hunter], the story of the discovery of the first planet found outside the solar system.
Reto Schneider was the president of the Swiss Association for Science Journalism from 2001 to 2005. He taught journalism at "MAZ - The Swiss Journalism School", "Ringier School of Journalism" und "Zurich University of Applied Sciences".
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