The Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home.pdf
The perfect way to enjoy science from the sofa, Atoms under the Floorboards introduces you to the incredible scientific explanations behind a variety of household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes. * 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? Atoms under the Floorboards answers all these questions, and hundreds more. You'll never look at your home the same way again ...
"Teens who enjoy taking 'stuff' apart in order to find out how it works will spend hours poring over this eye-opening book." - "Science "magazine on "Cool Stuff and How It Works""For the hippest technophiles . . . Full-bleed color photography and illustrations make an equally compelling counterpoint to the scientific explanations." - "Publishers Weekly "on "Cool Stuff 2.0: And How It Works"
Chris Woodford has been a professional science and technology writer for 25 years. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in natural sciences, he has gone on to write, co-write and edit a number of science education books, including the best-selling Cool Stuff series. He runs www.explainthatstuff.com, dedicated to explaining the science behind familiar, everyday things.