By David Pescovitz at 9:37 pm Tue, Aug 11, 2009
I wonder what the differences between this and the guide for unintelligent women would be.
i’d buy it for the cover art. but really, its just a bridget riley rip off, or at least highly inspired by bridget riley.
I carry all knowledge of atomic radiation in my penis. Therefore! I do not need this book.
Could this have been part of a series?
I immediately saw the cover illustration as a woman’s breast and the guide to radiation, well…I haven’t looked it up to see what it’s really about. I guess the title and the illustration was like a Rorschach tet for me.
this cover art exists (in slightly modified form) for another penguin book with radiation in the title. i don’t know the name off-hand, but it shouldn’t be hard to turn up.
Great cover art.
The unintelligent woman’s guide would be the one for men!
@#7- Yeah, that dumbass Heisenberg couldn’t even figure out how to solve for Psi…
I’d be more impressed if Marie Curie wrote this.
Or Rosalyn Yalow.
It probably deals with the fact that in 1959, radioactivity from above-ground testing fallout was increasingly being found in dairy and breast milk. Odd to think that a certain birth cohort will bear on their bones, long after they’re dead, a radioactive “tattoo” telling the world that they were born in the late 50’s….
About Margot Bennett.
She was a crime writer, and also wrote for television in the 60s. The Intelligent Womanâ€™s Guide to Atomic Radiation was one of the last books she published.
Obviously, she knew too much.
Just an FYI – Two copies of this book can still be found on BookFinder.com for about the same price.
I posted for #5
Alert Carrie McLaren, she obviously needs it.
I’m currently working on the screenplay adaption of this book. I smell Oscar…
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