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Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

 
 
 
 
Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics
Author: Craig F. Bohren
ISBN 13: 9780486417387
ISBN 10: 486417387
Edition: 6.10.2001
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2001-07-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $14.95
 
 

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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Jearl Walker

[The book] rings with a unifying tone: the science of the everyday physical world is fun. And so is this book.