The Science of Everyday Life

The Science of Everyday Life

Book - 2006
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'Ingram's refreshing voice transforms mysteries onto compelling reading.'
MACLEAN'S

Have you ever felt a sudden rush of recognition that you've been in a place before? What causes a d#65533;j#65533; vu? Why do dogs look like their owners? What's up with insect swarms? What's the science behind showing your tongue? Do you keep drier by walking or running through a rainstorm?

In this updated and expanded edition of The Science of Everyday Life , bestselling author Jay Ingram explains these and many more weird and fascinating mysteries.

'Ingram . . . acts as a kind of cross between a clear-eyed journalist and a tongue-in-cheek comedian.'
THE GLOBE AND MAIL

'Ingram is a wizard at transforming complex curiosities of the natural and physical sciences into entertaining anecdotes.'
THE EDMONTON SUN

'For those who like to ingest science in the form of intellectual hors d'oeuvres.'
THE WASHINGTON POST

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, c2006
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780143056638
0143056638
Branch Call Number: 500 ING 2006 NVD

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Jul 02, 2013

This covers an interesting range of topics, and makes you realize science in everyday things, from knuckle-balls to a cup of coffee. One of its best points is the resource section to other books/articles.

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passway thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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