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The Resource Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski

Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski

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Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life
Title
Storm in a teacup
Title remainder
the physics of everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Helen Czerski
Title variation
Physics of everyday life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial. Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos is as close as the nearest toaster? In Storm in a Teacup, Helen 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 guides us through the principles of gases ("Explosions in the kitchen are generally considered a bad idea. But just occasionally a small one can produce something delicious"); gravity (drop some raisins in a bottle of carbonated lemonade and watch the whoosh of bubbles and the dancing raisins at the bottom bumping into each other); size (Czerski explains the action of the water molecules that cause the crime-scene stain left by a puddle of dried coffee); and time (why it takes so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle). Along the way, she provides answers to vexing questions: How does water travel from the roots of a redwood tree to its crown? How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? 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. You may never look at your toaster the same way"--
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1978-
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Czerski, Helen
Dewey number
530
Index
index present
LC call number
QC75
LC item number
.C94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • SCIENCE / Physics
Label
Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Popcorn and rockets -- What goes up must come down -- Small is beautiful -- A moment in time -- Making waves -- Why don't ducks get cold feet? -- Spoons, spirals and Sputnik -- When opposites attract -- A sense of perspective
Control code
ocn951070862
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780393248968
Lccn
2016046555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393248968
  • (OCoLC)951070862
Label
Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Popcorn and rockets -- What goes up must come down -- Small is beautiful -- A moment in time -- Making waves -- Why don't ducks get cold feet? -- Spoons, spirals and Sputnik -- When opposites attract -- A sense of perspective
Control code
ocn951070862
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780393248968
Lccn
2016046555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393248968
  • (OCoLC)951070862

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