Just Another Day

Just Another Day : The Science and Technology of Our Everyday Lives

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Have you ever wondered why the shower curtain always billows inwards? Why bran flakes make a good breakfast? Or why 'non-iron' shirts don't need ironing? 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. This book is packed full of wonderful facts, such as how a modern radio-controlled alarm clock works compared with the first one ever made - by Ktesibios in Alexandria in the third century BC - as well as the real function of toothpaste and what our ancestors used before such a thing was available. You will learn how Roman lavatories worked and how the ancients used to shave, as well as whether you stay drier by walking or running in the rain and why ice cubes crack in your drink. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 187 x 245mm
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 20 B/W Photo\Illu(s),60 Colour Photo\Illu(s),20 Line Drawing(s)
  • 0752882406
  • 9780752882406

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.show more