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The Science of Everyday Life

Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine

Extent: 224pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 31/05/2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN: 9781782439608

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Have you ever wondered why ice floats, how the GPS on your mobile phone works (and what it has to do with Einstein), or why woollen jumpers shrink in the wash?

In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show's resident scientist Marty Jopson explains the answers to all of these, and many more, baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the stuff we use every day.

Always entertaining and with no special prior scientific knowledge required, this is the perfect book for anyone curious about the science that surrounds us.

About the Author

Dr Marty Jopson studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before going on to achieve a PhD in Cell Biology. He is the resident science reporter on BBC One’s The One Show. Marty has been working in television for twenty years, on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, The Discovery Channel and National Geographic. He is a prop builder and has been performing stage science around the UK for many years. His previous books include The Science of Everyday Life and The Science of Food, which combined have sold 45,000 copies. His website is martyjopson.co.uk