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What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions Paperback – Jan 12 1999


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (Jan. 12 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440508568
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440508564
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #673,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 24 2003
Format: Hardcover
The book is very entertaining and quite funny, but for anyone with more than high school chemistry and physics, it is too superficial. The author introduces only one formal concept in the whole book: "molecules" and does this in 4 lines after apologizing and promising not to do it again. If you know what a dipole, entropy or superficial tension is, this book is not for you. It might be great to get a young and interested kid going though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allison on June 15 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm afraid I was taken in by the title, which is deceptive. I'd be shocked if Einstein didn't actually know most of what is in this book. I only had my high-school chemistry, and 2 years of college physics, and I knew 90% of the facts presented in this book.
The book is well written, and the descriptions are clear and accurate. It wasn't a painful read (taking me only 4 hours or so), and I'd reccomend it to my non-technical friends, but if you have a scientific mind and even a little training, don't bother. I was hoping for some more advanced stuff - that even Einstein didn't know.
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Format: Paperback
It is winter time in Boston and since I was a kid, I was always curious why people sprinkle salts during the snow. I asked my dad and he told me, it was so "we can walk better with the salt providing some texture on the ground." Well, after reading this book, I now know why my dad is terrible in science. LOL. This book brings up a lot of day-to-day things that we in the Western World take for granted. I admit that I have a deeper appreciation for science and how creative the mind can be. Now I know more about inner working of the events around me. More than that, I feel like I'm smarter, or at least more knowledgeable. Wow. If a book can have that type of impact on me, I have to give it 5 stars.
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Format: Paperback
Great book for people who like to understand everyday questions. Good for all ages...
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By A Customer on Oct. 26 2002
Format: Paperback
This one started my purchasing spree on all of Robert Wolke books. I've always wanted to read books like these and have never been able to find them.
The style is very warm (although sometimes it can be a little over the top cute), and the topics are fascinating to the inquisitive mind. Read a test chapter; if you like the writing style, you're going to love what he has to say about everyday things you always wondered but never knew. Chances are you'll want his other books too.
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