How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life

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9780143034384: How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life

Science is all around us. In this brilliant, entertaining book, Len Fisher provides scientific answers to familiar questions such as how to boil the perfect egg, how to catch a ball, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables absorb more gravy than others¿

In doing so, he reveals the world of the scientist - how they think, what they do, and how they go about doing it - proving that even the most commonplace activities can be used as a key to understanding the laws of nature and that experimental science can be fun!

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Nutty science - we love it. Why bother figuring it out when you can try it out? Len Fisher even explains the physics of sex - think rocket launcher. ( THE TIMES)

Full marks to Mr Fisher for at least trying to make science fun. ( THE DAILY MAIL)

This erudite book carries its learning lightly. It is difficult not to be charmed. ( TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT)

Wryly funny but informative book... well worth an afternoon of anyone's time. ( FOCUS)

Too many popular science book lack any practical output... Fisher is different. His explanations are directed at the important things: how to boil a perfect egg, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables absorb more gravy than others. ( THE HERALD)

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Fun, quirky popular science from the winner of an IgNobel Prize for achievements that cannot or should not be reproduced.

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