logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Universal Foam: From Cappuccino to the Cosmos - Sidney Perkowitz
Universal Foam: From Cappuccino to the Cosmos
by: (author)
5.00 10
If you think foam is just the froth on your cappuccino or the top of a wave, think again. Foam has implications far beyond the commonplace: It has surprisingly intricate properties that engage scientists around the world. In Universal Foam, physicist and writer Sidney Perkowitz connects the... show more
If you think foam is just the froth on your cappuccino or the top of a wave, think again. Foam has implications far beyond the commonplace: It has surprisingly intricate properties that engage scientists around the world. In Universal Foam, physicist and writer Sidney Perkowitz connects the ordinary properties of foam to its deeper scientific meanings. From ocean foam that influences weather around the world, to the revolutionary medicated foam, fibrin sealant, which controls bleeding in trauma victims, to the extraordinary aerogel which will be sprayed into the tail of a comet in 2004 to capture particles and return them to Earth, Perkowitz tells a surprising story of the importance and fascination of foam. Along the way, he explains the origin of the polystyrene peanuts that fill our packages and landfills, and shows the secret of cooking a great souffl and making a perfect cappuccino. Like foam itself, Perkowitz's writing is grounded in serious science, yet effervescent and a delight to the senses. After reading this highly original book, you will never again look at a wave or a galaxy in the same way.
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780802713575 (0802713572)
Publisher: Walker & Company
Pages no: 194
Edition language: English
Category:
Science, Physics
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
5.0 Universal Foam: From Cappuccino to the Cosmos
More like 4.5, maybe even 4 (the writing wasn't fantastic or anything, and he definitely could've delved deeper), but I learned a ton of cool information, so that bumps it up.For the sometimes complex subject that he writes about, Perkowitz explains it in an easy-to-grasp way. Of course my favourit...
Books by Sidney Perkowitz
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?