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Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home

By: Chris Woodford (Author)

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | Jun 2016 | #219032 | ISBN-13: 9781472912237
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx
Hardback | Mar 2015 | #219031 | ISBN-13: 9781472912220
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About this book

The perfect way to enjoy science from the sofa, Atoms under the Floorboards introduces you to the incredible scientific explanations behind a variety of household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes.

- Is it better to build skyscrapers like wobbly jellies or stacks of biscuits?
- Can you burn your house down with an electric drill?
- How many atoms would you have to split to power a lightbulb?

Atoms under the Floorboards answers all these questions, and hundreds more. You'll never look at your home the same way again ...


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Biography

Chris Woodford has been a professional science and technology writer for 25 years. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in natural sciences, he has gone on to write, co-write and edit a number of science education books, including the best-selling Cool Stuff series. He runs www.explainthatstuff.com, dedicated to explaining the science behind familiar, everyday things.

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