- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (January 10, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393248968
- ISBN-13: 978-0393248968
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
See the Best Books of 2017 So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year so far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
“Excellent....an ideal gift for any scientifically inquisitive person, including children or adults who retain a child's sense of wonder. Robert Hooke would have loved it.”
- John Gribbin, The Wall Street Journal
“Czerski entertainingly mixes reports of her anyone-can-do-this experiments with serious questions about the world in which we live.”
“Storm in a Teacup is a course in physics, but it’s less like a classroom than a long walk with a patient, charming, and very, very learned friend. Czerski has a remarkable knack for finding scientific wonders under every rock, alongside every raindrop, and inside every grain of sand.”
- Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
“A delightful book on the joys and universality of physics. Czerski brings our humdrum everyday world to life, showing us that it is just as fascinating as anything that can be seen by the Hubble Telescope or created at the large Hadron Collider.”
- Jim Al-Khalili, author of Life on the Edge
“This book is charming, accessible and enthusiastic. Helen invites you in to see the world through her eyes and understand how a physicist think. It’s a wonderful way to discover the hidden scientific connections behind the ordinary and everyday.”
- Hannah Fry, author of The Mathematics of Love
“In an age when any questions we have about the workings of the world are instantly answerable via Google, physicist Czerski pushes us to resist the search engine....why not learn some simple physics so that you can try to puzzle things out for yourself?”
- Scientific American
“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”
“Helen Czerski’s engaging debut book seeks to demystify physics in everyday life, so whether you know your refraction from your reflection, or find the entire subject incomprehensible, this should be an invaluable primer.”
- The Guardian
“Czerski [is] a thoughtful educator who has done her homework....Genuinely informative.”
- Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Helen Czerski is a physicist at University College London’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and a science presenter for BBC. She writes a monthly column for BBC Focus magazine called “Everyday Science” that was shortlisted for a Professional Publishers Association Award.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?