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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, 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 and grouped by subject for browsing ease, 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. Perfect for fans of Newton's Apple, Jeopardy!, and The Discovery Channel, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER also includes a glossary of important scientific buzz words and a comprehensive index. -->
Weird & interesting trivia.....My family loves this sort of book and THIS one is GREAT !Published 2 months ago by barbara myers gaston
This book is full of fun facts for my inquisitive mind! I like the complex scientific question put in Lamen's terms.Published 8 months ago by Jason E. Johnson
I'm not a book person, but this one is great. There is so much random info condensed in here...it's very intriguing!Published 13 months ago by D. Clark
Among the books I have read this particular one falls within the top 0.1%. It is the ultimate guide to everyday science and all in a lay man's language. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Okwonkwo
Book is titled after a bogus premise. It is a gateway into humor, of a sort, that postulates what would happen if Einstein was such a social outcast that the only person he could... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Big Sky Guy
Great book to just pick up and read the different odd questions that most have a hard time answering. Very informative and fun to read.Published 15 months ago by Aimee
It felt like I was chatting with Einstein!
Really enjoyed it even though I know all the science in it, it was very well written and I can recommend it to my students. Read more
This book will really teach you science and physics like you never got to learn in school This book, and the one that preceded it, is well written and easy to understand.Published 21 months ago by Dash
It was ok but not as interesting as I thought. A lot of the facts are already very well known by many. I was expecting more.Published on May 11, 2012 by Diann C