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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!

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 on this page – or buy it at one of our live shows and get it signed in person!


Here’s what other people have said, in case you don’t believe us:

***** ‘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


There’s a few international editions available, so if you’re in the US, South Korea, China or Japan you can get your own special edition. Ask at your preferred bookstore and if they don’t have it, they can order it in for you.


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