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Soap Bubbles: Their Colors and Forces Which Mold Them

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
An excellent primer and the classic work on the topic of soap bubbles and films, this book employs simple experiments to establish a practical basis for the existence and function of surface tension and energy minimization. Dozens of experiments require nothing more than soap, straws, and bits of rubber, yet they impart profound and fundamental concepts relating to the sci ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 13th 2012 by Dover Publications (first published June 1st 1958)
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Stephen Simpson
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
The book wasn't what I expected - I was expecting more of a discussion of those "forces which mold them" and not what was basically a narration of classroom experiments. For me there was too much "do this, do that, and ... see what happened there?" and not nearly enough "and here's how/why that happened, what that means, and other applications of those principles".
James
Apr 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book was written originally about a hundred years ago but they obviously knew a lot about bubbles even then. Some of the phenomena he describes are unbelievable but apparently real. Some of his explanations of said phenomena don't seem entirely accurate though.
Paul Marvin
The Library of Congress has my copy of this title.
Robert
Apr 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting treatment of surface tension and bubble dynamics from before the 20th century which shows how an inquisitive mind, introspection, and attention to detail can work.
Anthony
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science
soap bubbles in theory and practice-- perfect for a warm summer day with a bubble wand by your side
Greg Collver
Dec 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Great book, needs updated illustrations and subtitles/subdivisions in the chapters. Would be nice if someone did a youtube video for the experiments.

Freakball
Jan 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
the mostest hardcore book about soap bubbles

c.v. boys fucks those bubbles up!
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