The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

Book - 2010
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Presents in introduction to thirty-four scientific breakthroughs, discussing the history of their discovery and providing instructions for conducting experiments which demonstrate their principles.
Publisher: New York, NY : Workman Pub., [2010]
ISBN: 9780761156871
0761156879
9780761162520
0761162526
Characteristics: xiii, 305 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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JCLPeggyH Jul 29, 2014

Love this book! It's laid out so well, with 34 chapters in chronological order beginning with the stone age and ending in 2008 with the science behind the Hadron Collider. Each chapter presents a major scientific discovery, the science behind that discovery and then offers up at least one experiment that can be done at home with little to no expense to demonstrate that scientific principle. Test the friction between the pages of a book, create a soda bottle rocket or calculate the speed of light using a microwave and marshmallows. The narrative is interesting - there is nothing boring or dry about this science book! And the biggest catastrophe might be a mess!

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