Warwick Cairns

About the Size of It

Warwick Cairns

ISBN:9780230016286

"About the Size of It" is a serious, but seriously funny book about measuring things. Readers will find out: Why an old Wellington boot is as important an instrument of spacial awareness as was ever invented? Why the size of a space shuttle's fuel tanks has more to do with the proportions of a horse's rump than rocket science? and...more details
Format:Hardback  

AUD $35.00

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About the Size of it

Warwick Cairns

ISBN:9781447291473

Why does the size of a space shuttle's fuel tanks have more to do with a horse's rump than rocket science? Is there a correlation between the humble pint and the capacity of the human bladder...more details
Format:Paperback / softback  Pages:160

AUD $48.95

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About the Size Of It

Warwick Cairns

ISBN:9780330450300

Why does the size of a space shuttle's fuel tanks have more to do with a horse's rump than rocket science? Is there a correlation between the humble pint and the capacity of the human bladder...more details
Format:Paperback / softback  

AUD $22.99

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How to Live Dangerously

Warwick Cairns

ISBN:9780230712218

We live in a society governed by Fear. Packets of peanuts 'may contain nuts', our children are locked away safe indoors, and we are encouraged to fear risks that previous generations took for granted. The result is a temptation never to leave the house. "How to Live Dangerously" is a sane...more details
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AUD $32.99

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How to Live Dangerously: The Hazards of Helmets, the Benefits of Bacteria, and the Risks of Living Too Safe

Warwick Cairns

ISBN:9780312533892

"Afraid of flying?" Forty percent of Americans are. Yet you'd have to fly every day for the next 26,000 years to assure yourself of dying in a crash. A leisurely canoe ride is more than 100 times deadlier.

"Think city streets are unsafe? "You're more likely to come to harm in your own home...more details
Format:Paperback  Pages:167

AUD $27.95

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In Praise of Savagery

Warwick Cairns

ISBN:9780007414031

As a young man, Warwick Cairns met the then elderly explorer Wilfred Thesiger and the two men struck up an unlikely friendship. Invited to visit him at his African home...more details
Format:Paperback / softback  Pages:242

AUD $21.99

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