Why do we find certain people and certain situations funny? Why do we laugh? Why do we pay people to make us laugh? In short, what is humour for? These are some of the questions dealt with in this book, which is based on a series of lectures given under the Presidency of Dr Jonathan Miller at the 1987 Annual Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. It aims to present a serious but amusing look at humour by scientists and scholars, cartoonists and comedians.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Longman (October 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0582031621
- ISBN-13: 978-0582031623
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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ByJill E. Griffinon April 20, 2010
Again, one of the first serious books exploring humor as a science. Very detailed.