Bohren, a physics professor at Pennsylvania State University, presents experiments using simple equipment. His discussions employ humor and anecdotes to debunk scientific myths and make the science of atmospheric physics understandable even to students with little background in science. Experiments and examples involving aluminum cans, toys, mirrors, bathtubs, beer, and milk illustrate principles related to the greenhouse effect, radiation, surface tension, cloud formation, and light reflection and refraction. Experiments are accompanied by b&w photos. This is an unabridged republication of a work first published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1987.
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[The book] rings with a unifying tone: the science of the everyday physical world is fun. And so is this book.