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Publisher: Penguin Books. Publish date: 04/01/1989.

The Man With No Endorphins: and Other Reflections on Science. Publisher: Penguin Books.

Gorman brings his scientific knowledge to bear on a number of eccentric subjects, such as toilet mechanisms, toothpaste pumps, fleas, the sense of humour of cats. ISBN13: 9780140103595. Release Date: April 1989.

Online version: Gorman, James, 1949- Man with no endorphins. Penguin Books, 1989 (OCoLC)987874164. xiv, 174 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. Responsibility: by James Gorman. All Authors, Contributors: James Gorman. Find more information about: James Gorman. ISBN: 014010140103595.

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and other reflections on science. Published 1988 by Viking in New York, . Science, Anecdotes, Protected DAISY, In library. 500. Library of Congress.

Since the early 1980s, James Gorman’s lighthearted science writings have entertained and informed many readers, both children and adults. The first book collaboration to come out of the experience was a children’s story, Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up. For his next work, In The Total Penguin, Mr. Gorman turned to the subject of penguins. James Gorman works as a journalist, columnist, and author.

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Review of "The Man with No Endorphins and Other Reflections on Science"

Author: James Gorman

Publisher: Heinemann, UK, 1989

Reviewed by W. P. Palmer

"James Gorman is a science writer with the soul of a stand-up comic"

`Beware reading this volume in public: there are at least 1.7 uncontrollable guffaws per essay"

The reader will find the comments above written on the book's cover! Does the book live up to these expectations? For this reviewer the answer is a "No!", though the essays are generally entertaining and well-written. The book is a collection of twenty-eight short essays about matters on the "whimsical fringes" of science and technology. The essays are written somewhat colloquially and were originally part of a regular feature in "Discover" magazine. Out of their context of the USA of the mid-eighties, there are quite a number of persons and events which do not make the average Australian feel at home. On the other hand there is an idiosyncratic warmth about Gorman's writing that make the essays taken as a whole a worthwhile read. Also there are some sections that are really very funny and some where the incisive knife of humour gives real food for thought.
(Originally reviewed in The Journal of the Science Teacher Association of the Northern Territory, Volume 13, p. 107, 1994.)
I'm sad that this book is out of print. I remember encountering this paperback when I was browsing in a college bookstore back in late 1980s. I fell in love with the book, at least partly because I was a graduate student in biology at the time, and the book's themes resonated with me. James Gorman is a talented writer, and he's very funny. "The Sociobiology of Humor in Cats and Dogs" is probably the best essay in the book, and I still laugh out loud every time I read it.
The subject seemed interesting. Stories about science. It was not fun to read and not well-written.
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