The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine
Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chillies and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out?
In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round Science Bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these, and many more, baffling questio
There were enough moments of "why did I never think of thinking about that" and "oh, of course!" and "wow, that's interesting" to make this an interesting enough gra ...more
This isn’t the sort of book I’d normally pick up in audio format, as it’s so short (at four hours). Even in paperback it would be a slim thing coming in at only 224 pages. It does make it quick to get through though.
As it was available on an offer though, I took the chance.
This style of book if fairly common — bitesize science — where the author simple rattles through a bunch of facts at breakneck speed. They’re deeply unsatisfying.
This started off that way and I was all ready to give it a negat ...more
The only reason that i didn't give it 5 stars is that i became a bit bored with the kitchen ...more
This is a great book. Providing an amazing insight into many of the scientific processes that allow us and nature to function every day. Very interesting and easy to understand.
Alicia, The Book Grocer ...more
There were some things I already knew, some new ones and some myth breaking.
It makes me wonder about how we approach science from an education point of view.
I remember enough from my high school days that I could follow his explanations.
I might have been more interested in science if I had started with his book.
Some explanations were difficult to fully grok without mathematical models and formal treatment. If the book had that, it would have surely got a 5/5 rating from me.
Really interesting read, would definitely recommend to anyone with a curiosity about science.