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Currently reading: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Helen Czerski

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2018-01-01 to 2018-01-31

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Murder by Death
@BT: I couldn't find it, and I looked through twice. : I forgot how well Czerski explains surface tension and viscosity. I remember thinking the first time around that thi...
Murder by Death
I know exactly what part you're talking about because the same thought came to me too... I'll see if I can find it. (Although I usually suck at finding passages... "I know it ...
Yup. And the same with Val. There was a part in the book where I grinned inexplcably because it was going into "lies-to-children" territory but she handled it so much better...
Murder by Death
I think the difference in professions shows: Roach definitely comes across as a journalist/science writer, while Czerski is a scientist first and writer second.
I like the anecdotal stuff in this one because it is illustrative - it applies the physics she's talking about. Roach didn't do that - there was little connection between what...


Reading progress update: I've read 118 out of 400 pages.
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This is compelling reading -- I'm tempted to just race through the whole book in (almost) one go, but I've decided to take it slowly, one chapter at a time approximately every...
Reading progress update: I've read 301 out of 301 pages.
Oh, I really liked this book.
Storm in a Teacup - Reading Update: Chapter 7
This chapter was all about spinning. I liked it - not only because it again featured a lot of tea (she seems to drink and stare at tea A LOT!) but it also had action and suspe...
Storm in a Teacup - Reading Update: Chapter 6
Well, the story about ducks and how they regulate the temperature in their feet was fab. So were the parts about the Arctic Ocean, the Fram, the molecular structures of sugar ...
Storm in a Teacup - Reading Update: Chapter 5
Waves are cool. But no matter how many cool things are because of waves, there is only so much interest I can muster for looking at different kinds of waves. Maybe it was my w...


Everything you've ever wanted to know about your toaster (and your afternoon cup of tea) but so far never even thought to ask.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
My high school physics teacher was a very nice gentleman who clearly loved his subject -- but who equally clearly lived in a very different world from that of us rowdy teenage...
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Murder by Death
2018: I re-read this book as part of the Flat Book Society's group read. I don't want to review it twice, so I'm re-posting my original review. My feelings about this book ...
Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski
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TITLE: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life AUTHOR: Helen Czerski DATE PUBLISHED: 2016 FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-784-16075-3 __________________...

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