101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist

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101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780857625076
Publisher: Quad Books
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Is running always faster than walking? If you froze your hand in liquid nitrogen and hit it with a hammer, would it shatter? Could you survive in a falling elevator by jumping as it hit the ground? Why can’t a fly get out of the toilet?

This fascinating foray into the world of science tackles some perplexing problems that have baffled even the brainiest of scientists.

It presents you with 101 imaginative scenarios--from everyday life to the human body, and from the natural world to outer space--and provides the scientific reasons or theories behind why they are possible.

Including:
-Why an ant can survive in a microwave 
-Why some people sneeze when they see bright light
-Why it takes longer for a ball to come down than go up

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780857625076
Illustrations: Illustrations
Size: 6.102 in x 8.189 in / 155 mm x 208 mm
Published:

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