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Storm in a Teacup Audiobook

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Viv 05/02/2017
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    "Not such a big storm"

    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.

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    Mariann V. 21/08/2017
    Mariann V. 21/08/2017

    My cuisine is non-fiction - science, tech, history, design, languages and nature. Sometimes classics thrown in for extra umami.

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    "Mellifluous"

    I have to admit I purchased the title just because I was hooked by the sound and accent of the narrator from the first seconds of the sample. It's such an enjoyable listening. Of course if the subject wouldn't have been my cup of a tea, some other choice had been done. :P But I'm pretty sure she can make every other book sound better than it is. This is my bed time listening for a while.

    The content itself is interesting, although nothing new or gripping if you already are into "sciency stuff". "Layman level minus" or smth. But the explanations are nicely presented and might give you ideas how to explain things to children or even to some adults and I like that aspect. :)

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    Mr 11/07/2017
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    "Excellent democratic science"

    An absolutely superb text, narrated exceptionally well. This opens up some of the most complex themes of physics in a thoroughly approachable manner. Well worth a listen

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    Tony 23/04/2017
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    "Very interesting"

    Very interesting look at the world around us, from popcorn to continental drift. Narration was excellent too.

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    Rumpel 14/02/2017
    Rumpel 14/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Teacup - amazing!"
    Where does Storm in a Teacup rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ia fabulously entertaining, well read book. Dulcet tones and intringuing questions well explained - I love it and would hghly recommend it.


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    Mark London, United Kingdom 08/02/2017
    Mark London, United Kingdom 08/02/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Thrilling circus of ideas. Expert ringmaster."
    What did you like most about Storm in a Teacup?

    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.


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    Ciaran 28/11/2016
    Ciaran 28/11/2016 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting and informative, brilliantly tead."

    Simply Excellent scientific take on our world.
    Narrator is excellent, and adds to the whole experience
    Highly recommended.

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    too scatterred topics , jumping from one to another. sometimes difficult to follow but overall i really liked it. i wish we had more books öike that.

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