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藍莓是藍色的,為什麼藍莓果醬卻是紫色的?
用烤麵包機烤出一片外酥內軟的吐司,會和宇宙過熱現象有關?
如何用一隻手指就能判別生雞蛋和熟雞蛋?
廚師奮力甩動披薩的餅皮,也是在進行一個物理學的動作?

總是有些日常現象被我們視為理所當然,卻往往很少人思考過:「為什麼?」以及「這些事為什麼很重要?」
物理向來似乎只是科學家的事,但經典的物理原理其實無處不在,而且還很日常!這本書正是一場由物理、化學、生物、醫學、能源(甚至還有鐵達尼號!)聯手企劃的驚奇之旅,透過生活中許多習以為常的小事物,展現出最簡單卻極其精巧的科學奧祕!
海倫‧齊爾斯基將所有無法想像而又互相影響的事物巧妙連結,從雞蛋到哈伯望遠鏡、從深海的鯨魚惡鬥巨魷到佛卡夏麵包的烘烤過程,以及從攪動的茶水如何想像地球的大氣……透過她生動俏皮的描述,我們輕盈地越過科學的高牆,看見那些小小的現象各有價值;當它們聚集在一起時,便成就了你我的生活,甚至成為推動世界的巨大力量

“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”― Science

Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos is as close as the nearest toaster?

Our home here on Earth is messy, mutable, and full of humdrum things that we touch and modify without much thought every day. But these familiar surroundings are just the place to look if you’re interested in what makes the universe tick. In Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She guides us through the principles of gases (“Explosions in the kitchen are generally considered a bad idea. But just occasionally a small one can produce something delicious”); gravity (drop some raisins in a bottle of carbonated lemonade and watch the whoosh of bubbles and the dancing raisins at the bottom bumping into each other); size (Czerski explains the action of the water molecules that cause the crime-scene stain left by a puddle of dried coffee); and time (why it takes so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle).

Along the way, she provides answers to vexing questions: How does water travel from the roots of a redwood tree to its crown? How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary. You may never look at your toaster the same way.







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誠品26碼 /2681477241004
ISBN 13 /9781784160753
ISBN 10 /178416075X
EAN /9781784160753
頁數400
尺寸19.8X12.7CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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