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Storm in a Teacup

The Physics of Everyday Life
eBook

"[Czerski's] quest to enhance humanity's everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative."—Science

Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski's lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions: How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does it take so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 10, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780393248975
  • File size: 820 KB
  • Release date: January 10, 2017

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780393248975
  • File size: 1985 KB
  • Release date: January 10, 2017


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Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

subjects

Science Nonfiction

Languages

English

"[Czerski's] quest to enhance humanity's everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative."—Science

Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski's lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions: How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does it take so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.

Expand title description text