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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. -->
Great Book. Can't go wrong reading this material. All from a man who know his subject and his audience. ThanksPublished 1 month ago by Matt L.
This book is filled with interesting scientific facts that you may or may not have wondered about before. Read morePublished 4 months ago by CJG
If you have an inquiring mind, you need to read this book. That, of course, assumes you are interested in life around you! Read morePublished 8 months ago by LA
To start, if you haven't already read the description, these things aren't actually things Einstein said to his barber. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tazinator
Weird & interesting trivia.....My family loves this sort of book and THIS one is GREAT !Published 14 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 20 months ago by Jason E. Johnson