How to Fossilise Your Hamster: And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist

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Profile Books Limited, 2007 - Science - 215 pages
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Following the staggering success of Does Anything Eat Wasps? and Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?, the New Scientist team, led by Mick O'Hare, turn to scientific conundrums that can be answered by simple experiments which can be done at home and enjoyed by the armchair scientist. How can you measure the speed of light with chocolate and a microwave? Why do yo-yos yo-yo? Why does urine smell so peculiar after eating asparagus (includes helpful recipe)? How long does it take to digest different types of food? What is going on when you drop mentos in to cola? This work contains 100 wonderful, intriguing and entertaining scientific experiments which show scientific principles first hand - this is science at its most popular.

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Mick O'Hare wears one hat as production editor for New Scientist and another as editor of the 'Last Word' column of questions and answers at the back of the magazine. In this latter guise he edited Profile's recent bestselling book Does Anything Eat Wasps? and its successor Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze'. Mick joined New Scientist fourteenyears ago after being the production editor for Autosport. Because you can take the boy out of the north but you can't take the north out of the boy, he freelances as a rugby league writer and also edits sports books. More importantly he is a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Rugby League Club. He has a geology degree but retains a healthy disregard for crystallography.

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