Science – the hidden power behind your home.
Atoms under the Floorboards – the perfect way to discover some seriously surprising science from the sofa. How many pedalling hamsters would you need to boil water for a coffee? Why can you dry your socks outside even in winter? How do canal barges help us understand snoring? How can you keep your home warm with nothing more than a candle? How does simple science make chocolate easier to share? Can you burn your house down with an electric drill? This book answers all these questions and hundreds more. You’ll never look at your home the same way again.
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BLOOMSBURY SIGMA, BOOK three
ATOMS UNDER THE FLOORBOARDS
Chris Woodford had his first national magazine article published at the age of 13, and has been writing about science and technology pretty much ever since. After graduating from Cambridge University, where he specialised in physics and neuroscience, he trained as an advertising copywriter. Quickly concluding that junk mail and crisp packets did little to improve the world, he spent the next decade working as an environmental campaigner. He then moved into educational publishing and has written numerous popular science books, including the worldwide best-selling Cool Stuff series. He also runs an educational website, Explain that Stuff, which demystifies everyday science for around half a million readers each month. Chris now lives in Dorset, surrounded by sheep and the sea.
It’s rock-solid science that holds your house up in a hurricane, floods it with light at night and keeps it toasty on a crisp winter’s morning. Surprisingly simple scientific ideas can also explain all those strange, baffling and sometimes downright irritating things you chance upon as you move around your home each day. From the dust on your bookshelf to the rips in your jeans, Atoms Under the Floorboards takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the home, revealing the scientific answers to niggling questions like ... Why can’t you cook your dinner with a smartphone? How many atoms would you need to split to power a light bulb? Why can falling from a ladder hurt like a crocodile bite? Why does your laptop get hot when its only moving part is the cooling fan? Why can you see through windows but not through walls? What’s the connection between a bike wheel, a suspension bridge and a wedding dress? Clearly explained throughout, and packed with facts, figures and fun, Atoms under the Floorboards answers all these questions and hundreds more – the perfect way to discover some seriously surprising science from the sofa.
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Seriously surprising science from the sofa!