How to Teach Physics to Your Dog: Contests

On receiving the first galley proofs of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog, we ran two contests on the blog to give away copies. The first, a photo caption contest, asked readers to caption two photos of Emmy with physics apparatus. The winners were:

Photo 1: "Doggs Boson" by Nick O'Neill:

Photo 2: "Checking on the Cat" by Eric Goebelbecker:

The second contest was a poetry contest, again with two winners. The first winner was the world-famous Cuttlefish Poet, who offered several award-winning entries, but took home a galley proof for the following double dactyl:

Beautifully, Dutifully,
Emmy the elegant
Poses for pictures, with
Evident ease;

Helps with translating the
Thoughts of her human, to
Bunnies and Cheese!

The winner in the second, non-Cuttlefish category, was Adrian Morgan for the limerick:

A dog who seeks morsels organic
Such as bunnies that run when they panic
Must be fast and observing
And strong and deserving
And informed about quantum mechanic

You can read commentary from the judges, and find links to all the entries at the blog post announcing the winners. And if you missed out on this chance to get an advance copy of the book, don't worry-- there'll be more contests later on.

How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is published by Scribner can be ordered from, IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, and Powell's.

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog is published by Basic Books and can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's.

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