The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2011 - Science - 138 pages
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Wine is radioactive? Organic foods have more poison in them than those grown with pesticides? Best-selling author Richard A. Muller enlightens us.

Richard A. Muller demonstrated in his recent bestseller, Physics for Future Presidents, that he has a unique talent for delivering the “aha” moment—making difficult topics accessible. In The Instant Physicist he shows his ability to entertain, too, by presenting the best of the scientific curiosities he has assembled over his distinguished career. Assisted by award-winning cartoonist Joey Manfre, who has created an original color cartoon for each “physics bite,” Muller will have readers chuckling while they’re absorbing more science than they ever thought possible. From the surprising (chocolate has more energy in it than TNT) to the scary (even kids can make a bomb), this book contains a revelation on every page. Once finished with this page-turner, readers will be the stars of their next cocktail party.

The book consists of a color cartoon on each right-hand page and explanatory text on the left.

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The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide

User Review  - Susannah Hamm - Book Verdict

Cartoons illustrate each of the intriguing nuggets of physics in this little book by physics professor Muller (Physics for Future Presidents), making it entertaining for perusers and trivia hounds. (LJ 9/7/12) Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Joey Manfre is an award-winning illustrator/cartoonist. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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