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Einstein's Refrigerator: And Other Stories from the Flip Side of History

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Publisher Comments:

Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true-life stories would capture his students' attention. In fact, they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site, which he dubbed Useless Information. Well-researched and clearly sourced, Silverman's unusual tidbits have gained a wide following.

In Einstein's Refrigerator, Silverman collects more than 30 of the most fascinating stories he has gathered--tales of forgotten genius, great blunders, and incredible feats of survival, as well as answers to puzzling questions.

Einstein's Refrigerator is a remarkable book with spellbinding stories. Whatever happened to the refrigerator Einstein helped invent? While it never became a commercial success, its underlying concepts became the basis for cooling nuclear breeder reactors.

Synopsis:

Collects more than thirty true stories about amazing people, accidents, inventions, rulers, weapons, and tragedies.

About the Author

Steve Silverman teaches earth science, physics, and computer science at Chatham High School near Albany, N.Y. An inventor with more than 100 inventions to his credit, Steve also maintains a Web site, Useless Information (www.uselessinformation.org), has won numerous awards, including Yahoo's Site of the Week.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780740714191
Subtitle:
And Other Stories from the Flip Side of History
Editor:
O'Brien, Dorothy
Author:
Silverman, Steve
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Location:
Kansas City, MO
Subject:
General
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
11326
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 8.82 oz

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