Liquid

Liquid

The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Book - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one make us drunk, and another power a jumbo jet? This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from water and glue to coffee and wine, he shows how these liquids can bring death and destruction as well as wonder and fascination. From László Bíró's revolutionary pen and Abraham Gesner's kerosene to cutting-edge research on self-repairing roads and liquid computers, Miodownik uses his winning formula of scientific storytelling to bring the everyday to life. He reveals why liquids can flow up a tree but down a hill, why oil is sticky, how waves can travel so far, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are the secret lives of substances that we rely on but rarely understand.
Publisher: [London] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9780241977293
Characteristics: 276 pages : illustrations, b&w photographs ; 23 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
r
rpavlacic
Mar 12, 2020

Many more things - much more - than we realize, are liquids and not solids. This is a great book about the history of liquid, and how new methods are constantly being produced to shape our lives.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at MORE.

Try searching for Liquid to see if MORE owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top