liceoartisticolisippo-ta
» » Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance

Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance ebook

by SIDNEY PERKOWITZ


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

com's Sidney Perkowitz Page and shop for all Sidney Perkowitz books. Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Sidney Perkowitz.

PERKOWITZ, SIDNEY Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance. ISBN 13: 9780385720700.

Personal Name: Perkowitz, S. Publication, Distribution, et. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. New York On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Universal foam : exploring the science of nature's most mysterious substance, Sidney Perkowitz.

Books with the subject: Foamed Materials. Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance - Sidney Perkowitz. Foam, foamed materials, foams, popular works.

book by Sidney Perkowitz. The science of bubbles contains answers to complex and varied questions: puzzles about the origin of universe and the softness of bread are revealed and deciphered using foam physics

The science of bubbles contains answers to complex and varied questions: puzzles about the origin of universe and the softness of bread are revealed and deciphered using foam physics. As a teacher, Perkowitz exudes a ready wit, an imitable enthusiasm about the subject. After reading this book, the ubiquitous foaminess of the world will reveal itself to you at every juncture.

Universal Foam : Exploring The Science Of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance (2001). physicist Sidney Perkowitz, Whom The washington Post Calls "a Gloriously Lucid Science Writer," Exposes The Full Dimensions Of Foam In Our Lives, From Cappuccino To The Cosmos. foam Affects The Taste Of Beer, Makes Shaving Easier, Insulates Take-out Coffee Cups And Nasa Space Shuttles, Controls Bleeding In Trauma Victims, Aids In Drilling For Oil, And Captures Dust Particles From Comets

Sidney Perkowitz is a scientist and science writer

Sidney Perkowitz is a scientist and science writer. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1990, Perkowitz's interests turned to presenting science to non-scientists via books and articles, the media, lectures, museum exhibits, and stage works.

Perkowitz, Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of NatureÕs Most Mysterious Substance, Anchor Books, New York, 2000. Aer( )sculpture Material Preparation and Processing, in Sculpting. com/articles/ dec03/gal2. asp, December 2002, p. 8. Õ Michalou(di)s says; ÔSilica aerogel refutes oneself.

Physicist Sidney Perkowitz, whom the Washington Post calls "a gloriously lucid science writer," exposes the full dimensions of foam in our lives, from cappuccino to the cosmos. Foam affects the taste of beer, makes shaving easier, insulates take-out coffee cups and NASA space shuttles, controls bleeding in trauma victims, aids in drilling for oil, and captures dust particles from comets. The foam of ocean whitecaps affects Earth's climate, and astronomers believe the billions of galaxies that make up the universe rest on surfaces of immense bubbles within a gargantuan foam. From the cultural uses of foam to the cutting edge of foam research in cosmology and quantum mechanics, Perkowitz's investigations will delight readers of Henry Petroski, James Gleick and Michio Kaku.
post_name
In Universal Foam by Sidney Perkowitz, we encounter everyday phenomenon and objects - coffee froth, beer head, styrofoam cups, soap suds, shaving cream, bread, cork - and begin to see the underlying mystery, pleasure and physics, that guides their appearance, form and function. The science of bubbles contains answers to complex and varied questions: puzzles about the origin of universe and the softness of bread are revealed and deciphered using foam physics. As a teacher, Perkowitz exudes a ready wit, an imitable enthusiasm about the subject.

After reading this book, the ubiquitous foaminess of the world will reveal itself to you at every juncture. A glass of beer will turn into a laboratory for experiments about size dependence of bubbles of the froth, their stability and strength, and their variation with brand. As you stir your coffee, the foam will organize into patterns; corks on wine bottle will spark discussions about why certain champagnes taste better just because of their packaging. A walk by seaside or river will prompt observations about how much rain (and condensation nuclei) is being generated by the white effervescent milkiness that rides the waves. Night sky shall beckon your thoughts about big bang and about questions as philosophical as "do we really live in a bubble?" The book will reveal the scientific merit of such a question (and many more).

Universal foam is a great read, both as an introduction to the initiated, and as a witty jaunt for they who work their hours of intellectual activity by exploding or imploding bubbles. If you are looking for a more mathematical account, "The Physics of Foams" by Denis Wearie and Stefan Hutzler will provide you both with entertainment and equations in a beery Irish manner. (The text starts with the line: "Pour a bottle of beer")
Modar
See what it is like for model construction
BORZOTA
Foam is something literally all around us (and in us). It's noteworthy that HS or college science courses rarely discuss foam -- this is simultaneously cutting-edge and highly accessible science.

I found this book because I was fascinated by foaming soaps -- like the "Kiss My Face" brand of hand-pump soap dispensers. Foaming soaps take about 10% of liquid soap to wash your hands. They seem to take less water and less time to clean your hands. And I noticed that the soaps were able to get my eyeglasses squeaky-clean very quickly.

"Universal Foam" explains these phenomena well. It also has many different examples of foam in our everyday lives: bread, souffles, pumice, cork, champagne, etc. The book then explores smaller foams: viruses, quantum foams, etc. It also explores large foams: the distribution of galaxies in the universe. I suppose that one could skip these chapters, however, I suspect that people will find such topics far more interesting and accessible because they all have a common theme of foam. To say this differently, this book is a foam-centric survey of the physics of the universe.

People who are already interested in science in general will love this book. I guarantee they will learn new things. In particular, the resiliency -- the non-hookian nature -- of foam is a very important concept to understand.

For people who are nurturing/developing their curiousity of science, this is a safe book to start with. Perkowitz clearly loves science, and anybody reading this book will pick up on his passion.

I love books like this; they have us look at the world in new ways. This book is on my recommended list to bodyworkers to understand their craft -- and the world -- better.
Hrguig
I was expecting more information on the structure of foam and/or soap bubbles. Rather you have a wide ranging, scientific, and dry book about various manifestations of foam. It reads like one long magazine article and the writing style does not really capture the readers attention. At the end of the book you will not be able to say what, if anything, you got from the material. Instead you might get better information from Soap Bubbles: Their Colors and Forces Which Mold Them or The Science of Soap Films and Soap Bubbles.
Urtte
I bought this book out of curiosity. But I have to tell you that this book is fascinating. If you only considered foam when you had a cup of cappuccino or whipped up some egg white. - Then think again. It is everywhere- it ranges are limitless, as limitless as the universe. So consider foam when you think of beer, bubbles, cells and viruses, in medicine, the earth itself (volcanoes, oceans, etc.), and how about poisons, and lets not forget artificial intelligence and the quantum.
Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance ebook
Author:
SIDNEY PERKOWITZ
Category:
Chemistry
Subcat:
EPUB size:
1534 kb
FB2 size:
1402 kb
DJVU size:
1676 kb
Language:
Publisher:
Anchor (October 16, 2001)
Pages:
208 pages
Rating:
4.8
Other formats:
mbr docx lrf doc
© 2018-2020 Copyrights
All rights reserved. liceoartisticolisippo-ta.it | Privacy Policy | DMCA | Contacts