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The Resource Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski

Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski

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Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life
Title
Storm in a teacup
Title remainder
the physics of everyday life
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Helen Czerski
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Language
eng
Summary
A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial. Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos is as close as the nearest toaster? In Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She guides us through the principles of gases, gravity, size and time. She provides answers to vexing questions: How does water travel from the roots of a redwood tree to its crown? How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary. You may never look at your toaster the same way
Summary
Explanations of scientific principles as they can be observed in everyday examples, from the billowing cloud appearance of milk in hot drinks to how ducks keep their feet warm while walking on ice, reveal how they are linked to major challenges, including climate change and the energy crisis
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10548597
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WWBK
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1978-
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Czerski, Helen
Dewey number
530
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Physics
  • Physics
Target audience
adult
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the physics of everyday life
Label
Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000059786657
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Black Swan edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781784160753
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981742705
Label
Storm in a teacup : the physics of everyday life, Helen Czerski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059786657
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Black Swan edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781784160753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981742705

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