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The Baker Street Irregulars Press follows the success of its Professions Series (previous titles covered medicine, the law, the military, and education) continues with My Scientific Methods: Scient in the Sherlockian Canon.
The editor, Dana Richards, BSI ("The Priory School") shares with us not only his interest in puzzles and the science behind them, but also the story that led to the creation of this excellent addition to the series.
From the history of science in Victorian times, to the question of Sherlock Holmes as a scientist, to a wide variety of sciences and the connection of science and literature, there is much which every reader will find of interest in this volume and in this conversation.
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- This episode: ihose.co/ihose253
- My Scientific Methods: Science in the Sherlockian Canon (BSI Press)
- Martin Gardner (Wikipedia)
- If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda (Amazon)