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Einstein's Refrigerator and Other Stories from the Flip Side of History - Steve Silverman, Dorothy O'Brien
Einstein's Refrigerator and Other Stories from the Flip Side of History
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Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true-life stories would capture his students' attention. In fact, they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site, which... show more
Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true-life stories would capture his students' attention. In fact, they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site, which he dubbed Useless Information. Well-researched and clearly sourced, Silverman's unusual tidbits have gained a wide following.In Einstein's Refrigerator, Silverman collects more than 30 of the most fascinating stories he has gathered--tales of forgotten genius, great blunders, and incredible feats of survival, as well as answers to puzzling questions.Einstein's Refrigerator is a remarkable book with spellbinding stories. Whatever happened to the refrigerator Einstein helped invent? While it never became a commercial success, its underlying concepts became the basis for cooling nuclear breeder reactors.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780740714191 (0740714198)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
3.0
This is a collection of thirty true tales of unusual and improbable happenings from a headless chicken who lived eighteen months to a molasses flood to the follies of rainmakers.The author collected these stories to make his classroom teaching more interesting and I sure it worked. For the most part...
Lani
Lani rated it
Yes, I'm a geek and enjoyed this compilation of facts and stories of useless information that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. This was written by a high school teacher for high school students to get them interested in his class. So if you're looking for a Stephen Hawking text book, this is...
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