What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?: More Experiments in Atmospheric Physics [NOOK Book]

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"Informative and engagingly idiosyncratic . . . brings the subject down to earth with offbeat, everyday examples and easy-to-follow experiments. . . . Both professionals and laymen can learn from this book."—The New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant collection of intriguing examples of the physics of everyday phenomena, with the examples presented as puzzles."—Discover
"A delightful book."—Bulletin of the ...
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What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?: More Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

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Overview


"Informative and engagingly idiosyncratic . . . brings the subject down to earth with offbeat, everyday examples and easy-to-follow experiments. . . . Both professionals and laymen can learn from this book."—The New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant collection of intriguing examples of the physics of everyday phenomena, with the examples presented as puzzles."—Discover
"A delightful book."—Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
This is the sequel to Craig Bohren's popular Clouds in a Glass of Beer (also available from Dover), the book that made the fascinating world of atmospheric physics accessible to readers without a scientific background. Like its predecessor, this volume abounds in lively writing, fun-filled and easy-to-perform experiments, and numerous photographs and illustrations that offer illuminating and memorable ways to learn about an intriguing branch of science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486151960
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

Window Watching.
Interference Patterns on Garage Door Windows.
Window Watching and Polarized Light.
Fame from Window Watching: Malus and Polarized Light.
Light Bulb Climatology.
Highway Mirages.
The Greenhouse Effect Revisited.
Boil and Bubble, Toil and Trouble.
An Essay on Dew.
Mad Dogs and Englishmen Go Out in the Midday Sun.
Temperature Inversions Have Cold Bottoms.
Water Vapor Mysticism.
Strange Footprints in Snow.
The Doppler Effect.
All That's Best of Dark and Bright.
Selected Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading.
Index.
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