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Einstein's Refrigerator and Other Stories from Flip Side Of (edição 2001)

por Steve Silverman (Autor)

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Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true-life stories would capture his students' attention. In fact, they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site, which he dubbed Useless Information. Well-researched and clearly sourced, Silverman's unusual tidbits have gained a wide following. In Einstein's Refrigerator, Silverman collects more than 30 of the most fascinating stories he has gathered--tales of forgotten genius, great blunders, and incredible feats of survival, as well as answers to puzzling questions. Einstein's Refrigerator is a remarkable book with spellbinding stories. Whatever happened to the refrigerator Einstein helped invent? While it never became a commercial success, its underlying concepts became the basis for cooling nuclear breeder reactors.… (mais)
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Título:Einstein's Refrigerator and Other Stories from Flip Side Of
Autores:Steve Silverman (Autor)
Informação:Andrews McMeel Publishing (2001), 192 pages
Colecções:Madeleine Books
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This is not great literature, but it is full of engaging short pieces on interesting items from history, mainly with a technological or scientific aspect. Some of the items were known to me, though the author may have fleshed them out with more detail; some were brand knew to me; and a few were things that I had heard of but was not sure if they were just urban legends.As I alluded to above, the writing was generally pedestrian but serviceable: it's the content that will hook you, if it does. If nothing else, it's full of great conversation-starters. Probably my one main gripe is that each piece ends with the same corny line, which gets really tiresome after awhile. ( )
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Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true-life stories would capture his students' attention. In fact, they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site, which he dubbed Useless Information. Well-researched and clearly sourced, Silverman's unusual tidbits have gained a wide following. In Einstein's Refrigerator, Silverman collects more than 30 of the most fascinating stories he has gathered--tales of forgotten genius, great blunders, and incredible feats of survival, as well as answers to puzzling questions. Einstein's Refrigerator is a remarkable book with spellbinding stories. Whatever happened to the refrigerator Einstein helped invent? While it never became a commercial success, its underlying concepts became the basis for cooling nuclear breeder reactors.

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