What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

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Carol Pub., 1997 - Science - 271 pages
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This book is for people who are curious about the world around them, but who may be a bit intimidated by science.

What Einstein Didn't Know provides intriguing answers to questions such as - Why are some flames blue and others yellow? - How does soap "know" what's dirt? - Why won't oil and water mix?

With sections called "Try It" providing forty-eight fun demonstrations that can be performed without special equipment and "Bar Bets" -- offering true statements that may or may not win a round of drinks, readers will discover that they can incorporate the lessons learned from this book into their everyday lives.

Chapter topics include "Around the House", "In the Kitchen", and "The Great Outdoors". And whenever explanations threaten to become more than you want to know, the details are banished to a "Nitpicker's Corner".

What Einstein Didn't Know is a book that makes learning about how and why things work (a.k.a. science) fun for everyone.

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

Mildly interesting. Mostly similar information to his other books. I enjoyed his sense of humor and the simple explanations of science for the non-scientist. Being a Ph.D. in Engineering and a past ... Read full review

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User Review  - name99 - LibraryThing

I found this substantially less appealing that Wolke's book on kitchen science, largely because in covering a broader spectrum of science, he covered much more territory that was already familiar to me. Even so he is certainly one of the best authors in this vein. Read full review


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Robert L. Wolke is professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

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