Annoying

Annoying Cover

Annoying

The Science of What Bugs Us

By Joe Palca; Flora Lichtman

Wiley (TP), Hardcover, 9780470638699, 262pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011

Description
"A scientific look at something that affects us all--annoying spouses, car alarms, fingernails on a chalkboard, coworkers, missed planes, bad dreams, dropped calls, bed bugs, even the sounds coming out of everyone else's iPod--while still being humorous, surprising, and helpful"--


About the Author
Joe Palca is a science correspondent for National Public Radio and the backup host for "Talk of the Nation Science Friday."Flora Lichtman is the multimedia editor for "Science Friday."


NPR
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In their new book, Annoying: The Science Of What Bugs Us, NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca and Science Friday's Flora Lichtman set out to examine why certain things � and people � drive us bananas. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Friday, Apr 29, 2011

Can science explain life's daily annoyances? From the psychology of trash talk to frustrated magnets, NPR's Joe Palca and Science Friday's Flora Lichtman survey a broad swath of science to try to understand perhaps the most widely-experienced and least-studied feeling. More at NPR.org

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