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    Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe;Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't;Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Still Probably Shouldn't; andPopular Science magazine's "Gray Matter" column. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of best-selling iPad and iPhone apps, includingThe Elements, Solar System, Disney Animated, The Orchestra, The Waste Land, andSkulls by Simon Winchester. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

    Theodore Gray is the author of the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe andTheo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't. He is the author of Popular Science magazine's monthly column, "Gray Matter" and the proprietor of periodictable.com. He is also cofounder of Touch Press, an ebook company that is defining the future of publishing, and the cofounder of Wolfram Research, creators of the world's leading technical software system, Mathematica© and Wolfram ? Alpha™. He lives in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

    Author of the best-selling book The Elements Theodore Gray demonstrates essential scientific principles through thrilling daredevil experiments.

    "What a magnificent book. It's gorgeous, playful, and draws you in." —Adam Savage, cohost ofMythbusters

    "Theodore Gray…has attained a level of near superhuman geekery that the rest of us can only mutely admire." —Cecil Adams, "TheStraight Dope"

    "Gray's encyclopedic knowledge and contagious enthusiasm transport us to deep intellectual realms while never sacrificing a sense of wonder and, above all, fun." —Oliver Sacks, author ofAwakenings, Musicophilia, and Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

    In Mad Science, Theodore Gray launches a toy rocket using the energy released from an Oreo cookie, ignites a phosphorus sun by suspending half a gram of white phosphorus in a globe filled with pure oxygen and creates a homemade hot tub by adding 500 pounds of quicklime to water. These are just a few of the 54 experiments included in this astonishing book that demonstrates essential scientific principles in ways you were likely never exposed to in school.

    Every experiment in Mad Science is accompanied by full-color photographs that provide a front-row seat to rarely seen chemical reactions and glorious subatomic activity. To further enhance the hands-on experience, Gray includes step-by-step instructions for nearly every experiment. Following all of the safety guidelines, readers can even re-create some of the experiments in the book.

    Mad Science is the perfect book for anyone fascinated by all things chemical, electrical, or explosive, and who loves a vicarious thrill.


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    ISBN 9781579127916
    Genre SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 239
    Publisher Date 2009-03-25 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 10.25 in
    Wdth 9.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 2.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Experiments You Can Do at Home--But Probably Shouldn't
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gray, Theodore
    Country of Origin United States

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