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Department of Mind-Blowing Theories

By: Tom Gauld

No one is safe when humorist and cartoonist Tom Gauld directs his hilarious gaze to your profession. Just as he did with writers, poets, and literary classics for the Guardian books page, Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems for his weekly New Scientist strip, the international magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology.

Gauld's Department of Mind-Blowing Theories presents one hundred and fifty comic strips topical and funny enough to engage any layperson with a rudimentary recall of their old science classes as well as those who consider themselves boffins of the contemporary physical and natural world. A dog philosopher questions what it means to be a ‘good boy’ while playing fetch! A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope! The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair! Facebook commenters debunk Darwin’s posting of On the Origin of Species! Why are there poodles pouring out of this wormhole?!

Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781770463752

JLG Release: Aug 2020

Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language , Sexual Content: Reference/Discussion
Topics: Comic strips and cartoons , Science and technology , Humor

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First Release

August 2020



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Trim Size

8 1/2" x 6"

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Accelerated Reader


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Print Book


Hardcover edition


Drawn & Quarterly

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language , Sexual Content: Reference/Discussion


Comic strips and cartoons, Science and technology, Humor,

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