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The Element In The Room

Get your hands on the first book from Festival of the Spoken Nerd, written by geek songstress Helen Arney and experiments guy Steve Mould (with a foreword by Matt Parker, of course). Available in hardback, ebook and audiobook formats from all the usual book retailers worldwide. Signed copies also now available from Maths Gear!

What’s this book all about, then?

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. Order yours online using the links above – or buy it at one of our live shows and get it signed in person!

Available in North America now!

Because we’re UK-based (and so is our publisher) the book was released in Europe in 2017. But a special US edition – with pounds and ounces instead of kilograms and grams – came out in March 2018. It even has a special blue cover just for the region! You can order it now at your favourite book retailer or as a hardback, ebook or audiobook from Amazon US and many other online and physical stores that might be more convenient for you. Just head on over to your bookstore of choice and it should be there.

Why should I buy it?

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

***** ‘Witty and clever writing, every topic is engaging, fun and in some cases laugh-out-loud funny…there are too many highlights to mention’ – How it Works

***** “A highly entertaining book that provides page-turning science fun” – PopScienceBooks.com

As featured in Best Stocking-Filler Books of 2017 – The Guardian


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