What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions Paperback – Jan 12 1999
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"Entertaining . . . a fun read." ---The San Diego Union-Tribune --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Robert L. Wolke is a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and an award-winning food columnist for the Washington Post. He is the author of Chemistry Explained and coauthor of What Einstein Kept Under His Hat.
Sean Runnette, a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has also produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks. His film and television appearances include Two If by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law & Order, Third Watch, and lots and lots of commercials. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
But don't get me wrong, it you keep that in mind, Wolke has managed to write a very entertaining title that will keep you interested until the end. I have to admit I would drop some of the subjects and would pick other questions. I was a bit annoyed at how many pages Wolke uses talking about fat. A déjà vu feeling often happens. Wolke repeats himself a tad too much for my taste, but it is true that with some subjects it would be hard not to repeat the same facts. Still, Wolk should assume the reader isn't all that dumb and got the basics right the first time, why repeat what was already written. Wolke's sense of humour requires some getting used to. I was annoyed in the first few pages, but eventually grew to like it and it makes the book a lot more fun.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Great book for people who like to understand everyday questions. Good for all ages...Published on Dec 16 2002 by Art
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. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2002
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