Book Reviews of What's So Funny About Science?: Cartoons from American Scientist

What's So Funny About Science?: Cartoons from American Scientist
What's So Funny About Science Cartoons from American Scientist
Author: Sidney Harris
ISBN-13: 9780913232392
ISBN-10: 0913232394
Publication Date: 6/1977
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Publisher: William Kaufmann
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewer: Charles Ashbacher "(cashbacher@yahoo.com)" (Hiawatha, Iowa United States(cashbacher@yahoo.com)) -

Cartoonists are truly a breed apart from the rest of us. Not only must they possess a high degree of artistic ability, but they also must have a point to make. Some of the funniest things that I have ever seen have been cartoons lampooning politicians, who by definition possess more than their share of self-importance. Scientists also take themselves very seriously and therefore are legitimate targets for the cartoonists pen. Nobody does this better than Sidney Harris, and this collection is full of giggles and grins. I have posted many of these cartoons on my office wall and have seen many others do the same. Even though the cartoons are funny, they do have a serious side. Pollution and environmental degradation are serious issues and the author raises them without becoming sanctimonious or preachy.
Sidney Harris is my favorite cartoonist, blending the serious with the hilarious. If you like to laugh while receiving serious messages, then you will love this book.