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This is an auction for WHY THE TOAST ALWAYS LANDS BUTTER SIDE DOWN: THE SCIENCE OF MURPHY'S LAW by Richard Robinson. review:

"The frustrating component of life known as Murphy's (or Sod's) Law is no respecter of persons. The more you are desperate for things to go right, the more they go wrong. But, is that really the case, and, if so, is there a rational explanation? So: when you drop the toast how do you know it will land butter-side down? Why does the queue you're in always go slowest? That tune you hate - isn't it the one you can't get out of your head? However odd it seems, there is generally a scientific explanation. Much of Murphy's Law stems from the way the mind works - its physical limitations, evolutionary biases and social impressionability. In this fascinating book, popular-science presenter Richard Robinson teases out the answers, accessibly and entertainingly."

"FIVE STARS!!! Well-written and witty, this book makes it clear that all of Murphy's Laws exist mainly because of how the human brain works - psychology. With many entertaining and useful cartoons and prose that is both informative as well as peppered with the odd bit of well-placed humor, this book will entertain as much as inform. This is a quick read that all those who feel that they have been consistently plagued by Murphy's Laws cannot afford to miss."

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Paperback 2005.

248 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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