Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty is co-director and senior staff scientist at the famed San Francisco Exploratorium Museum. He has co-written numerous books, including The Exploratorium Science Snackbook, Explorabook and Klutz Book of Magnetic Magic. He received his PhD in solid state physics from MIT. Cody Cassidy is a writer who has worked as sports reporter and editor for various magazines and web sites.



In the introduction to this hugely entertaining read, the authors hope that by combining 'science and gruesome detail', they'll bring us a book where 'Stephen King meets Stephen Hawking'. By the end, this mission has been triumphantly accomplished.
Daily Mail

Sure to please the macabre-minded.
BBC Focus magazine

Entertaining - if harrowing.
New York Times Book Review

Vivid, engaging and utterly fascinating...With bite-size morsels of astonishing science and
the perfect combination of smart-alecky writing and black humour, this page-turner will surely debunk any
misapprehension that science is dull.

Booklist (starred review)

As someone who is averse to flying, elevators, and a catalog of other things I'd rather not admit to, I found this book strangely cathartic. A great read, full of interesting anecdotes and funny commentary.Ali Almossawi
author of BAD CHOICES