What Einstein Told His Barber: From the Physics of Snow to the Chemistry of Coffee to the Mathematics of Sunblock.... (CD-Audio)

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Robert L. Wolke is a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and an award-winning food columnist for the Washington Post. He is the author of Chemistry Explained and coauthor of What Einstein Kept Under His Hat.

Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and The Google Story by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.
What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark attacks make airplanes safer? Can a person traveling in a car at the speed of sound still hear the radio? Moreover, would they want to. . . ?Do you often find yourself pondering life's little conundrums? Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue? Or why birds don't get electrocuted when perching on high-voltage power lines? Robert L. Wolke, a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and acclaimed author of What Einstein Didn't Know, understands the need to . . . well, understand. Now he provides more amusing explanations of such everyday phenomena as gravity (If you're in a falling elevator, will jumping at the last instant save your life?) and acoustics (Why does a whip make such a loud cracking noise?), along with amazing facts, belly-up-to-the-bar bets, and mind-blowing reality bites all with his trademark wit and wisdom.If you shoot a bullet into the air, can it kill somebody when it comes down? You can find out about all this and more in an astonishing compendium of the proverbial mind-boggling mysteries of the physical world we inhabit.Arranged in a question-and-answer format, What Einstein Told His Barber is for anyone who ever pondered such things as why colors fade in sunlight, what happens to the rubber from worn-out tires, what makes red-hot objects glow red, and other scientific curiosities.

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ISBN 9781452638423
Genre SCIENCE / General
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2012-06-25 00:00:00.0
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 6.75 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.65 lb
Language English
Subtitle From the Physics of Snow to the Chemistry of Coffee to the Mathematics of Sunblock...More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
Volume Number 7
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Wolke, Robert L.
Country of Origin United States
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