The Velocity of Honey: And More Science of Everyday Life
My wife thought I'd like this book and bought it for me. Turns out, like most things in life she was right. The book comprises a series of scientific anecdotes which in most cases address everyday phenomena. For example, why does the first tick of the ...more
Ingram's book does have one chapter on honey, but really each chapter is its own topic. If there is any unifying theme, it is the same as the one that binds these three books together here: science can tell you something useful on almost any topic, and also discover questions we didn't even realize we didn't know the answer to. He doesn't just find a physics paper on the sport of curling that appears in a technical ...more
Book about the science of every day life. I picked it up to pass the time in a bookshop a few months ago and found the first few chapters very entertaining. Then I spotted it in the library and decided I might as well finish it but didn't enjoy the rest of it half as much as I thought I enjoyed the beginning.
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