Why You Can Never Get to the End of the Rainbow
And Other Moments of Science
Edited by Don Glass
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Why You Can Never Get to the End of the Rainbow by Don Glass
Book DescriptionHave you ever wondered: why cats' eyes glow in the dark? why a rubber band snaps back? what the world looks like to a bee? how aspirin works? what life would be like without zero? This book contains the answers to these questions and dozens more. Written for readers of all ages with little or no background in science, it is the perfect armchair companion for curious people who want to know more about science in everyday life but have only a moment to spare. The short essays help remove some of the mystery of science, giving readers clear and concise information in language that is easy to understand. And they are fun to read. Why can one rotten apple spoil the barrel? The answer is just a moment of science away.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253207807
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Helping you learn about rust, quicksand, tiny bubbles, creaking snow, or the shape of lightening bolts, how dogs eat, why it's hard to burn one log, or what our pupils tell us, this book presents unusual facts and intriguing information for people with lots of curiosity but only a moment to spare.
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Author Biography - Don Glass
DON GLASS is Special Projects Director at public radio station WFIU-FM and the radio producer of A Moment of Science. PAUL SINGH was Professor of Physics at Indiana University and the science producer of A Moment of Science until his retirement in 1992. STEPHEN FENTRESS is a writer who was most recently Producer/Music Director at the Strasenburgh Planetarium of the Rochester (N.Y.) Museum and Science Center, where he wrote and produced planetarium shows.
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