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Clouds in a glass of beer : simple experiments in atmospheric physics

Author: Craig F Bohren
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1987.
Series: Wiley science editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents over 25 experiments to observe and to reproduce natural phenomena with simple materials.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig F Bohren
ISBN: 0471624829 9780471624820
OCLC Number: 15789839
Description: xv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Clouds in a glass of beer --
Genies in jars, clouds in bottles, and a bucket with a hole in it --
Happy ducks, like happy people, perform best with cool heads --
Sugar and spice: Dirty wet-bulb temperature --
Mixing clouds --
Conceptions and misconceptions of pressure --
Dew drops on a bathroom mirror --
Murder in Ceylon --
Freezing of lakes --
Greenhouse effect --
Black clouds --
Once in a blue moon --
Green flash --
Multiple scattering at the breakfast table --
Multiple scattering at the beach --
On a clear day you can't see forever --
A serendipitous iridescent cloud --
Physics on a manure heap: More about black clouds --
Polarization of skylight --
Colors of the sea --
Indoor rainbows --
Why rainbows are not impossible in winter.
Series Title: Wiley science editions.
Responsibility: Craig F. Bohren ; foreword by Jearl Walker.

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This fascinating exploration of atmospheric physics presents over 25 experiments that let readers observe and reproduce natural phenomena with simple materials at home or in the classroom.  Read more...

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