The Naked Scientist
The Scientific Secrets of Everyday Life Laid BareBook - 2006
Is it possible to tell how happy a dog is by watching the way it wags its tail? Why is the Eiffel Tower 15 centimetres taller in mid-summer than it is in mid-winter? Does sound travel faster in water or air? Can one really read other people like a book? Why do so many people hate eating their greens? Firmly in the tradition of books like Dr Karl's Kruszelnicki DIS INFORMATION AND OTHER WIKKID MYTHS, new scientific kid on the block Chris Smith - aka THE NAKED SCIENTIST - explores present-day predicaments and tomorrow's technologies, from the most surprising facts to the most innovative new inventions, from staggering stats to serious developments that will transform the world around us.Well known for his popular slot on ABC's Radio National and his superb website www. thenakedscientists.com, in this brilliant compendium of facts, anecdotes and insights top scientist Chris Smith once more uses his wit and charm to lift the lid on the curious, crazy and compelling - and answer those questions you never thought to ask.
Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2006
Branch Call Number: ANF 500 SMIT
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 21 cm
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