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The Element In The Room

The Element In The Room


Maths Gear's very own Steve Mould has written a book with Helen Arney!

Why is it impossible to spin your right foot clockwise while you draw a 6 with your right hand? Can you extract DNA from a strawberry daiquiri? Would you make love like a praying mantis? Should you book a holiday on Earth 2.0?

The Element In The Room takes you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled and irreverent adventure to explain the elements of science that other books ignore, with plenty of DIY demos that you can try at home. Buy your signed copies right here - now back in stock for April 2019.

If you're in a hurry, order unsigned copies at Amazon here or ask at your local bookstore. Also available in audiobook and ebook versions. 

The brilliant Richard Wilkinson illustrations alone are worth a look… and the words aren’t bad either. Here’s what other people have said, in case you don’t believe us:

‘These nerds are the real deal’ – Ben Goldacre, author of BAD SCIENCE

‘They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.’ Sandi Toksvig

‘MIND BLOWN.’ Tim Harford

‘Science was never such hilarious explosive fun.’ Richard Herring

‘This book is 37% better than mine. But it took 100% more nerds to write it.’ Matt Parker (the other third of Spoken Nerd)

‘Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.’Rufus Hound

Price = p239 pence = £14.99

This is a signed copy of the UK edition. To buy copies of the North American special edition, or unsigned copies of the UK edition, click here