Pigeon Poo, the Universe & Car Paint: And Other Awesome Science Moments

Pigeon Poo, the Universe & Car Paint: And Other Awesome Science Moments

Author: Karl Kruszelnicki

Format: Paperback

Pages: 176

ISBN: 9780732257231

Language: English

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

Release Date: August 01, 1997

Description du Livre

Did you know...In a classic case of "the nose knows, " research says women sniff out men who have genes to make their babies strong and healthy?The earliest submarine was built in 1620?When pigeon droppings are combined with acid rain they make acids strong enough to eat through steel girders on bridges?

From the bizarre relationship between spider's silk and children's slinkys to the fascinating tale of a man saved from a speeding bullet by his silk handkerchief, Dr. Kruszelnicki covers it all.In this one volume he tells the reader why traffic jams happen in the middle of nowhere, why Elvis was actually buried twiceand why the development of the Pill has increased the divorce rate. By combining scientific fact with wit and layperson's terminology, "Pigeon Poo, the Universe & Car Paint" is sure to captivate and educate the reader.

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