Just Another Day : The Science and Technology of our Everyday Lives
In his brilliantly idiosyncratic style, Adam Hart-Davis takes the reader through his day and shows just how much science and technology surrounds us all the time, from the alarm clock that wakes us up to the duvet we go to sleep in. We learn not just about how a modern, radio controlled alarm clock works, but also about the first one ever made - by Ktesibios in Alexandria in the third century BC. Written with all his characteristic enthusiasm, this is a book that will appeal to his many fans and to anyone who simply wants to understand more about our everyday world, and how very different our lives would be if scientists and inventors hadn't at some stage achieved what they did.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 196 x 253 x 22mm | 853g
- 28 Sep 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
'Wonderfully engaging' POPULAR SCIENCE
About Adam Hart-Davis
Adam Hart-Davis is the hugely popular television presenter of a series of successful programmes such as What the Romans Did For Us. He is the author of many books on popular science, biography and other subjects.