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

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Publisher Comments:

Memorable and thoroughly understandable science lessons, liberally sprinkled with humor, will fascinate beginning physics students as well as other readers in such chapters as "On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever," "Physics on a Manure Heap," "A Murder in Ceylon," and "Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table."

Book News Annotation:

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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Synopsis:

Memorable and thoroughly understandable science lessons, liberally sprinkled with humor, will fascinate beginning physics students as well as other readers in such chapters as "On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever," "Physics on a Manure Heap," "A Murder in Ceylon," and "Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table."

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-190) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Clouds in a Glass of Beer

2. "Genies in Jars, Clouds in Bottles, and a Bucket with a Hole in It"

3. "Happy Ducks, Like Happy People, Perform Best with Cool Heads"

4. Sugar and Spice: The Dirty Wet-Bulb Temperature

5. Mixing Clouds

6. Conceptions and Misconceptions of Pressure

7. Dew Drops on a Bathroom Mirror

8. A Murder in Ceylon

9. The Freezing of Lakes

10. The Greenhouse Effect

11. Black Clouds

12. Once in a Blue Moon

13. The Green Flash

14. Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table

15. Multiple Scattering at the Beach

16. On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever

17. A Serendipitous Iridescent Cloud

18. Physics on a Manure Heap: More about Black Clouds

19. Polarization of Skylight

20. Colors of the Sea

21. Indoor Rainbows

22. Why Rainbows Are Not Impossible in Winter

and#160; Selected Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading

and#160; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486417387
Foreword:
Walker, Jearl
Author:
Walker, Jearl
Author:
Bohren, Craig F.
Author:
Bohren
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Experiments
Subject:
Atmospheric physics
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Atmospheric physics -- Experiments.
Subject:
Science Reference-Experiments
Subject:
Physics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
94 figs. (line and halftone)
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.68 lb

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Memorable and thoroughly understandable science lessons, liberally sprinkled with humor, will fascinate beginning physics students as well as other readers in such chapters as "On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever," "Physics on a Manure Heap," "A Murder in Ceylon," and "Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table."
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