The Science of Everyday Life by Marty Jopson

The Science of Everyday Life - Marty Jopson

TITLE: The Science of Everyday Life:  Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine


AUTHOR:  Marty Jopson




FORMAT:  Hardcover


ISBN-13: 9781782434184



In this book, Marty Jopson explores the science behind everyday life in conversational terms that the interested non-scientist (or even teenager) can understand.  There are chapters on food & drink; kitchen science; house science; the science of humans; world occurrences; and garden science.  Each chapter covers a large variety of topics in easily digestible, easy to understand chunks of information, with the addition of relevant diagrams.  Topics covered include: why some spices burn; why sweets taste sweet; why onions make you cry; how candles burn; how refrigerators, light bulbs, smartphones, smoke alarms, clocks, batteries, 2-1 shampoo and conditioner work; regeneration of body parts; electricity; greenhouses; boomerangs; composting; spider silk; lawn vs weeds; thunder; rainbows; and more.  The explanations are a bit simplistic (for me anyway) and most of the topics in this book are familiar as they have been covered in other books, however, this book was still entertaining and informative.  The separation of each topic into chunks also makes this an ideal book for reading in bites as opposed to all at once.




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