Author(s): Chris Smith
Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home.Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound and educate in equal measure; see the amazing results then find out why it works! So whether it's racing jam jars, making Pyrex invisible or instantly freezing a fizzy drink before your eyes, with the "Naked Scientists'" help you'll never have a dull rainy day again! A tempting self-purchase as well as the perfect gift.
The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use their award-winning radio shows, live lectures and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public.Dr Chris Smith is a Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge as well as a microbiologist working at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Dave Ansell is the Naked Scientists' Kitchen Science specialist who now works full time promoting the public understanding of science.