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The secret house : the extraordinary science of an ordinary day

Author: David Bodanis
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Berkley trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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David Bodanis took the life's work of one of history's greatest geniuses and made it "astonishingly understandable" (Parade) to the everyday reader. In this book, he takes us through an average day in and around an average house, showing us the science beneath the surface-from the billions of bacteria traveling from shower to toilet to toothbrush, to the millions of pillow mites that snuggle up with us every night,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bodanis
ISBN: 0425188426 9780425188422
OCLC Number: 50476889
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1986.
Description: xi, 260 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Daytime: Morning --
Midday --
Late afternoon --
Nighttime: Early evening --
Dinner continues --
Bath & bed.
Responsibility: David Bodanis.
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David Bodanis took the life's work of one of history's greatest geniuses and made it "astonishingly understandable" (Parade) to the everyday reader. In this book, he takes us through an average day in and around an average house, showing us the science beneath the surface-from the billions of bacteria traveling from shower to toilet to toothbrush, to the millions of pillow mites that snuggle up with us every night, from the warm electric fields wrapped around a light bulb filament, to what really makes the garden roses red. With wit, whimsy, and delightful detail, David Bodanis explains it all in ordinary words-on an extraordinary tour.

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