Just a quick note to say that (just in time for Christmas) the book, Advanced Quantum Thermodynamics, is now available in a pocketbook version, which also happens to come with a new smart looking vintage cover.
In case, you’ve forgotten, this is not about literature, it’s not even about thermodynamics (read the smaller font subtitle), but is all about publicly looking like a smart ass. Just imagine yourself sitting on the bus or subway, and loftily holding this book high for all to note your presume intellect.
And what is the writing between the covers, you ask? Well, it’s the collected works of the SCQ’s editor. Mostly science themed humour pieces that have been published in places as varied as McSweeney’s, BoingBoing, the Walrus, to name a few.
In other words, it’s great for the “human that doesn’t get science” but who wants to look like the “human that gets Advanced Quantum Thermodynamics.” And great also for the folks (scientists esp) who would rather procrastinate and read funny science things instead of setting up those pesky positive and negative controls.
225 pages of the type of writing that includes silliness like:
The Von Trapp Children Speak to a Geneticist (McSweeney’s)
The Six Degrees of Bacon (BoingBoing)
Isaac Newton Standing on the Shoulder of Giants: Excerpts from his Diary (Science Creative Quarterly)
*If you like it, consider buying a copy for your friend or for your local library.