How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life

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Arcade Publishing, 2002 - Science - 255 pages
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Reveals scientific principles behind familiar objects and activities, rendering the scientific process accessible through explanations of how such activities as shopping, boiling an egg, throwing a boomerang, and sports are connected to key scientific questions. 17,500 first printing.
  

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Review: How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science Of Everyday Life

User Review  - Stefanie - Goodreads

In my continuing pursuit of non-fiction science books, I picked up this gem from my local branch. I feel like I don't have much to say about it. Objectively it was interesting, but it did get a little ... Read full review

Review: How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science Of Everyday Life

User Review  - Rob Slaven - Goodreads

Fisher's offering is a work written by a scientist but well and accurately aimed at the non-scientist. Where many before him have failed, Fisher has succeeded in crafting a work which does well at ... Read full review

Contents

The Art and Science of Dunking
1
How Does a Scientist Boil an Egg?
23
The Tao of Tools
42
How to Add Up Your Supermarket Bill
77
How to Throw a Boomerang
92
Catch as Catch Can
108
Bath Foam Beer Foam and the Meaning
121
A Question of Taste
146
The Physics of Sex
171
Coda
189
Appendices
195
Notes and References
205
Index
245
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Page 209 - It frequently happens, that in the ordinary affairs and occupations of life, opportunities present themselves of contemplating some of the most curious operations of Nature; and very interesting philosophical experiments might often be made, almost without trouble or expense, by means of machinery contrived for the mere mechanical purposes of the arts and manufactures.

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About the author (2002)

Len Fisher is an honorary research fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Bristol in England. The author of more than eighty scientific papers, Fisher has made more than 200 radio and television appearances worldwide. He lives in England.

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