The Secret House: The Extraordinary Science of an Ordinary Day

The Secret House: The Extraordinary Science of an Ordinary Day

by David Bodanis


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In E=mc2, David Bodanis took the life's work of one of history's greatest geniuses and made it "astonishingly understandable" (Parade) to the everyday reader. Now he takes the reader through an average day in and around an average house, showing us the fascinating science beneath the surface-from the static between radio stations, to the millions of pillow mites that snuggle up with us every night, from the warm electric fields wrapped around a light bulb filament, to what really makes the garden roses red. With wit, whimsy, and delightful detail, David Bodanis explains it all in ordinary words--on an extraordinary tour...

About the Author:
David Bodanis studied mathematics at the University of Chicago and in 1988 became a Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony's College in Oxford, England. From 1991-97, he lectured at the University of Oxford, designing the university's main survey of social science methods. Author of several books, he is an ideas consultant to corporations and organizations worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425188422
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/18/2003
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 4.82(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.73(d)

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