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Book of 100 Things to Do Before You /tp

by (author) Bob McDonald & New Scientist

House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Aug 2007
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
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Here's the best that science has to offer: 100 activities guaranteed to amaze and inspire you, hand-picked by New Scientist and introduced by Bob McDonald, the host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks.

Get on a plane and travel to the South Pole to take a sauna and run naked in the snow. Or step out into your backyard and study the starry night sky. Make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, walk on lava, measure the speed of light with chocolate, write your name in atoms, or dare to eat the Viking "delicacy" hakarl (the ingredients will surprise you). At home, halfway across the world, or light years into the sky, the possibilities are endless and this book gives you the back story on them all!

About the authors

Bob McDonald has been the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks since 1992. He is a regular science commentator on CBC News Network and science correspondent for CBC TV’The National. He has been honoured with the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the 2002 Sandford Fleming Medal from The Royal Canadian Institute; and the 2005 McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science from the Royal Society of Canada. In November 2011, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2014, an asteroid designated 2006XN67 was officially named BOBMCDONALD in his honour. Bob lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Visit him on Twitter @CBCQuirks.

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Bob McDonald host CBC Radio One's award-winning science show, Quirks & Quarks.

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Editorial Reviews

Why should kids have all the fun?...[This is] a compact offering for uber-busy adults chasing the dream...a reminder that science, nature and travel can still be fun and informative...For the work-hard, play-hard set, this book is especially helpful if you want to make sure you get it just right before your DNA expires.

Monday Magazine

...sure to have at least one activity to capture the imagination of any reader...And why stop there?...a list of suggested ways of experiencing life in new ways-seeing your world from a different point of view-and perhaps changing the way you see things forever.

Brandon Sun

...tiny, format...

Toronto Star

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