Atoms Under the Floorboards

Atoms Under the Floorboards

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Using the modern home as a springboard, Atoms under the Floorboards introduces the reader to the fascinating and surprising scientific explanations behind a variety of common (and often entertainingly mundane) household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes. Packed with facts and fun, each chapter focuses on a feature in each of the areas and slowly unpicks the science behind it. * Is it better to build skyscrapers like wobbly jellies or stacks of biscuits? *Can you burn your house down with an electric drill? *How many atoms would you have to split to power a lightbulb? *How can a raincoat be waterproof and breathable at the same time? Atoms under the Floorboards answers all these questions, and hundreds more. You'll never look at your home the same way again ...Although therea#39;s an ongoing (and very important) debate about whether mobile phones truly are safe to use, this crucial difference alone suggests that ... Like the footsteps of a giant bounding through the sky, theya#39;re big enough to dodge buildings, houses, trees and cars, usually with little loss of signal. You can pick up radio stations inside your concrete-block home or your metal-lined car, no problem at all. ... The Sun lights our lives for half the day; electric lamps take care of the night.

Title:Atoms Under the Floorboards
Author:Chris Woodford
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-03-12


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