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Quirkology : The Curious Science of Everyday Lives -- Paperback
Quirkology : The Curious Science of Everyday Lives -- Paperback
الناشر : Pan Macmillan
تاريخ الطبع. : 2008/04
Binding : Paperback
رقم الكتاب المتسلسل ( أي أس بي إن) : 9780330448116

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Table of Contents
 
The mysterious Q-test                              xiii
Introduction                                       xv
    1 What does your date of birth really say      1   (41)
    about you? The new science of
    chronopsychology
    2 Trust everyone, but always cut the cards:    42  (45)
    The psychology of lying and deception
    3 Believing six impossible things before       87  (41)
    breakfast: psychology enters the twilight
    zone
    4 Making your mind up: The strange science     128 (45)
    of decision-making
    5 The scientific search for the world's        173 (48)
    funniest joke: Explorations into the
    psychology of humour
    6 Sinner or Saint? The psychology of when      221 (41)
    we help, and when we hinder
Epilogue                                           262 (7)
Towards the worldwide eradication of `FTSE-itis'   269
      The big secret experiment                    272 (1)
      Acknowledgements                             273 (4)
      Notes                                        277
 

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? What is the funniest joke in the world?to prepare and cook with them.Everyday staples such as eggs and steak get a close inspection too, with ideas and advice for dishes to prepare with them. Let's Eat is an irresistible hotchpotch of delicious recipes; a trusty cookbook and a very good read. It is packed with photographs of the dishes. 'Few food writers enjoy eating with gusto quite as much as does Tom. Now, with this deeply scrumptious book, he reveals how talented he is at the first bit: the cooking.' Simon Hopkinson