Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 29, 2014

You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover

Especially when the designers are morons.

This is the cover of the latest Sara Paretsky book:


As you might gather from the title, the book has something to do with nuclear physics. But the symbol for radiation hazard is this:


This is the symbol that is on the cover, which is the symbol for a biological hazard, not a radiological one:


I'd guess that this is what happens when everyone involved majored in English or art design; they likely took a basic science survey class in college and since most science classes are held in the morning, they likely slept through most of the lectures.

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Yeah, missed the boat on that one... Problem is, how many readers will even notice?

Expatriate Owl said...

No less likely anymore is that their liberal arts program was too politically-correct to offer such Eurocentric courses.

Joe said...

High probability that they did it because the biohazard symbol looks awesome.

I love Paretsky, but I hate what happens to nuclear physics in the hands of a novelist. Haven't yet decided whether to read this one.