What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark assaults make airplanes more secure? Can anyone touring in a vehicle on the velocity of sound nonetheless listen the radio? in addition, may they wish to...?

Do you regularly end up puzzling over life's little conundrums? have you questioned why the sea is blue? Or why birds do not get electrocuted while perching on high-voltage strength traces? Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry on the college of Pittsburgh and acclaimed writer of What Einstein did not Know, is familiar with the necessity to...well, comprehend. Now he offers extra a laugh motives of such daily phenomena as gravity (If you are in a falling elevator, will leaping on the final immediate keep your life?) and acoustics (Why does a whip make this sort of loud cracking noise?), besides impressive proof, belly-up-to-the-bar bets, and fabulous fact bites all along with his trademark wit and wisdom.

If you shoot a bullet into the air, can it kill a person while it comes down?

You can learn about all this and extra in an fabulous compendium of the proverbial mind-boggling mysteries of the actual global we inhabit.

Arranged in a question-and-answer layout and grouped by means of topic for shopping ease, WHAT EINSTEIN instructed HIS BARBER is for an individual who ever meditated things like why shades fade in solar, what occurs to the rubber from tired tires, what makes red-hot gadgets glow pink, and different clinical curiosities. ideal for fanatics of Newton's Apple, Jeopardy!, and the invention Channel, WHAT EINSTEIN advised HIS BARBER additionally incorporates a word list of vital medical buzz phrases and a accomplished index. -->

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