Just as Freakonomics brought economics to life, so Storm in a Teacup brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating.
What is it that helps both scorpions and cyclists to survive? What do raw eggs and gyroscopes have in common? And why does it matter?
In an age of string theory, fluid dynamics and biophysics, it can seem as if the science of our world is for only specialists and academics. Not so, insists Helen Czerski - and in this sparkling new audiobook she explores the patterns and connections that illustrate the grandest theories in the smallest everyday objects and experiences.
Linking what makes popcorn pop to Antarctic winds, coffee stains to blood tests, and ketchup bottles to aliens in space, every thread you pull in the fabric of everyday life shows you something new about the intricate patterns of our world.
Listen to Storm in a Teacup, and you will see and understand the world as you never did before.
©2016 Helen Czerski (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
This ia fabulously entertaining, well read book. Dulcet tones and intringuing questions well explained - I love it and would hghly recommend it.
This is popular science of the highest order. Wonderfully lucid and entertaining presentation of the physics we encounter (usually without noticing). She has a truly remarkable gift for bringing concepts vividly to life. Ideas are introduced with the zest of a thriller and an economy and precision that verges on poetry. While much of the story is familiar, I have never heard it better told. Books on physics stand or fall on their ability to translate between the language of science (maths) and the language of the everyday. For me, Helen Czerski is the babel fish.
I was a bit disappointed in the book which was highly recommened. It was interesting, but not sufficiently to maintain my initial enthusiasm. The book approached the physics issues in a light and homely fashion and presented some interesting facts. I do not regret listening to it but I would have welcomed being stretched a bit more.
Simply Excellent scientific take on our world.
Narrator is excellent, and adds to the whole experience
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