IN USE  |  November 2013

Mind reading by caressing snails

Science Busters is an Austrian science cabaret, and their humorous book Gedankenlesen durch Schneckenstreicheln (“Mind reading by caressing snails”) is full of fascinating scientific insights. Designed by Büro Alba, published by Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, this book nicely uses the Marat typeface.

Did you know that pigs can glow in the dark or why jewel beetles always lose the spin-the-bottle game? The Science Busters – the physicists Heinz Oberhummer and Werner Gruber and the comedian Martin Puntigam – embark on a turbulent journey into the animal kingdom. They encounter astonishing and fascinating physical and physiological phenomena, from mirror neurons to the explanation of how salt got into the sea, to the calculation of the penguin throwing competition and what that has to do with space travel. In short: science for everyone, spectacular, instructive and very funny.