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The Science of Everyday Life Audiobook

The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out?

In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.

©2015 Marty Jopson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    Ketan Dave 23/09/2016
    Ketan Dave 23/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Just superb.....all of science without any jargon"

    Just Superb....all of science and none of the jargon...amazing storytelling too...with good humour ...loved it..... fantastic

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    wamjam 06/09/2016
    wamjam 06/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Thought provoking and excellently interesting"
    What does Marty Jopson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The reader has a knack to breaking down complex topics to an understandable and enjoyable level. He uses his own anecdotes and explains his thoughts on the subjects at hand from his previous perspective prior to his scientific understanding.


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    Having studied in chemistry and biochemistry, more of the challenging concepts in the book were more readily understandable to me. Though not a book written exclusively for the academic or graduate level reader, some of the finer points MAY be lost on a reader coming with no baseline scientific knowlede / way of thinking

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