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Everyday Science Explained (1996)
by Curt Suplee
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0792234103, Paperback)Anyone who thinks science is confusing or dull has not browsed through Curt Suplee's magnificent work. He explains why your shoelaces become untied (but never spontaneously tie themselves), why you don't fall on your head when the roller coaster goes loop-de-loop, and how a slice of pizza passes through your digestive system and out the other end. With 110 topics covering matter and motion, forces of nature, nutrients and fuels, and the chemistry of life, and with sensational photography and illustrations, Suplee has pulled off one of the most readable, informative, addictive, beautiful science reference books ever.
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With hundreds of photographs, with specially commissioned illustrations, and with great good humor, Everyday Science Explained takes on the hows and whys of the science that shapes our daily lives. The first two chapters transform the often intimidating field of physics into a true joyride. Chapter three does the same for chemistry, while the final chapter explores the wonders of human biology and biochemistry. Throughout, in design as well as in content, this book is highly user-friendly. While it can be read cover to cover, it also lends itself readily to nonlinear browsing.
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