How to Fossilise Your Hamster: And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist

How to Fossilise Your Hamster: And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist

Paperback New Scientist

By (author) New Scientist, Edited by Mick O'Hare

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  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 16mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846680441
  • ISBN 13: 9781846680441
  • Sales rank: 50,039

Product description

How can you measure the speed of light with chocolate and a microwave? Why do yo-yos yo-yo? Why does urine smell so peculiar after eating asparagus (includes helpful recipe)? How long does it take to digest different types of food? What is going on when you drop mentos in to cola? 100 wonderful, intriguing and entertaining scientific experiments which show scientific principles first hand - this is science at its most popular.

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Author information

Mick O'Hare wears one hat as production editor for New Scientist and another as editor of the 'Last Word' column of questions and answers at the back of the magazine. In this latter guise he edited Profile's recent bestselling book Does Anything Eat Wasps? and its successor Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?. Mick joined New Scientist fourteenyears ago after being the production editor for Autosport. Because you can take the boy out of the north but you can't take the north out of the boy, he freelances as a rugby league writer and also edits sports books. More importantly he is a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Rugby League Club. He has a geology degree but retains a healthy disregard for crystallography.

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It's very funny, very ingenious and not hard to foresee another Christmas bestseller. Publishing News Full of really fun things you can inflict on your family. BBC Radio 5 Live Discover the speed of light with a bar of chocolate ... reveals the amazing appliance of oddball science. The Times You can unravel the secrets of life, the universe and everything in your own kitchen ... brilliant. News of the World I can't wait to create a six-metre fountain with a bottle of Coca-Cola and a packet of Mentos. Bookseller