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What Einstein Didn't Know

by Robert L. Wolke

FROM THE BACK COVER "FORGET THE WORD 'SCIENCE.' THIS BOOK TELLS YOU WHAT'S GOING ON BENEATH THE SURFACE OF EVERYDAY THINGS. IT IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CURIOUS ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM, BUT WHO DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO SEEK OUT THE EXPLANATIONS OR MAY BE INTIMIDATED BY 'SCIENCE.' "OF COURSE, THE ANSWERS TO WHY EVERYDAY THINGS HAPPEN MUST BE SCIENTIFIC THAT IS, LOGICAL AND ACCURATE. BUT YOU WON'T FIND THE USUAL POP-SCIENCE NONANSWERS HERE THAT LEAVE YOU JUST AS MYSTIFIED AS BEFORE. INSTEAD OF MERE 'ANSWERS,' YOU WILL BE GIVEN 'EXPLANATIONS': PLAIN TALK THAT I HOPE WILL LEAD YOU ALL THE WAY TO GENUINE, WELL I'LL BE DARNED 'UNDERSTANDING.'" Other books by Robert Wolke are available from Bookshare.

What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

by Robert L. Wolke

Written in a humorous style, this book addresses such questions as "what really keeps and airplane up?" and "why do wet things look darker?" Wolke (chemistry, U. of Pittsburgh) provides simple explanations to complex phenomena like gravity and acoustics, as well as simple experiments to do at home that prove his points. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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