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Elephants on Acid (edition 2009)

by Alex Boese

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Title:Elephants on Acid
Authors:Alex Boese
Info:Pan Macmillan (2009), Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:non-fiction, science, oddities, experiments

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Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese

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    Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater (dtw42)
    dtw42: More detail on the psychological experiments of Skinner, Milgram, Festinger, and others.
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    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (sanddancer)
    sanddancer: Some of the weird real life experiments in Elephants on Acid are similar to the science in Brave New World.
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Fun book, the chapter having to do with bathroom function was the best. But of doubtful scientific use. A fun read none the less. No science degree required to enjoy it. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
Fun book, the chapter having to do with bathroom function was the best. But of doubtful scientific use. A fun read none the less. No science degree required to enjoy it. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
Fun book, the chapter having to do with bathroom function was the best. But of doubtful scientific use. A fun read none the less. No science degree required to enjoy it. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
Fun book, the chapter having to do with bathroom function was the best. But of doubtful scientific use. A fun read none the less. No science degree required to enjoy it. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156031353, Paperback)

When Tusko the Elephant woke in his pen at the Lincoln Park Zoo on the morning of August 3, 1962, little did he know that he was about to become the test subject in an experiment to determine what happens to an elephant given a massive dose of LSD. In Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese reveals to readers the results of not only this scientific trial but of scores of other outrageous, amusing, and provocative experiments found in the files of modern science.

Why can’t people tickle themselves? Would the average dog summon help in an emergency? Will babies instinctually pick a well-balanced diet? Is it possible to restore life to the dead? Read Elephants on Acid and find out!

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Offers an odyssey into the world of bizarre, outrageous, and provocative scientific experiments that seek to determine what happens to an elephant that is given a dose of LSD, would the average dog summon help in an emergency, and can life really be restored to the dead.… (more)

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