What Einstein…

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What Einstein Didn't Know Summary

How does soap know what's dirt? How do magnets work? Why do ice cubes crackle in your glass? And how can you keep them quiet?

These are questions that torment us all. Now Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, provides definitive - and amazingly simple - explanations for the mysteries of everyday life. Shattering myths (such as the common belief that salt melts the ice in your driveway)... providing insider secrets (like what lights up a neon sign)... and daring you to perform your own experiments (find out what happens when you use a sharp knife to scratch the inside of a beer glass filled with brew!), Dr. Wolke provides astounding facts, can't-lose bar bets, and sometimes shocking truths.

Why is the sky blue? A candle flame yellow? Or bleached clothes white? Don't stay in the dark. When it comes to unraveling the mysteries of modern living, maybe Einstein didn't know. But you can - even if you've never lit a Bunsen burner - with this fascinating, eye-opening book about our astonishing world.

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  • Book 1

    • What Einstein Didn't Know

    • Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
    • By: Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    How does soap know what's dirt? How do magnets work? Why do ice cubes crackle in your glass? And how can you keep them quiet? These are questions that torment us all. Now Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, provides definitive - and amazingly simple - explanations for the mysteries of everyday life.

    Regular price: £25.09

  • Book 2

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    • What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

    • By: Robert L. Wolke
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  • Book 3

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    • What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

    • By: Robert L. Wolke
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  • Book 5

    • What Einstein Kept under His Hat

    • Secrets of Science in the Kitchen
    • By: Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In response to on-going questions from readers of his nationally syndicated Washington Post column, "Food 101", Wolke debunks misconceptions with reliable, common sense logic. And for exceptionally inquisitive cooks and scientists, he offers “Sidebar Science” features, which dig more deeply into the chemical processes that underlie food and cooking. Above all, What Einstein Kept under His Hat provides indispensable information that will make listeners better shoppers, cooks, and eaters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Practical and interesting kitchen science

    • By Swing Swang on 25-10-13

    Regular price: £18.99