What Einstein Told His Barber. More Scientific Answers To Everyday Questions

Wolke Robert

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2000
Edition: First Edition

Description: 269 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: What makes ice cubes cloudy How do shark attacks make airplanes safer Can a person traveling in a car at the speed of sound still hear the radio Moreover, would they want to...Do you often find yourself pondering lifes little conundrums Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue Or why birds dont get electrocuted when perching on high-voltage power lines Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and acclaimed author of What Einstein Didnt Know, understands the need to...well, understand. Now he provides more amusing explanations of such everyday phenomena as gravity (If youre in a falling elevator, will jumping at the last instant save your life) and acoustics (Why does a whip make such a loud cracking noise), along with amazing facts, belly-up-to-the-bar bets, and mind-blowing reality bites all with his trademark wit and wisdom.If you shoot a bullet into the air, can it kill somebody when it comes down You can find out about all this and more in an astonishing compendium of the proverbial mind-boggling mysteries of the physical world we inhabit.Arranged in a question-and-answer format and grouped by subject for browsing ease, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER is for anyone who ever pondered such things as why colors fade in sunlight, what happens to the rubber from worn-out tires, what makes red-hot objects glow red, and other scientific curiosities. Perfect for fans of Newtons Apple, Jeopardy!, and The Discovery Channel, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER also includes a glossary of important scientific buzz words and a comprehensive index. --

ISBN: 9780440508793


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