Why Sh T Happens

Author: Peter J. Bentley
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1605296600
Size: 22.11 MB
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Why Sh T Happens. Have you ever fallen victim to Murphy's law? Sometimes bad things just happen. In Why Sh*t Happens, esteemed British scientist Peter J. Bentley takes readers on an informative and amusing tour through the least lucky, most accident-prone day of their lives. From sleeping through the alarm clock and burning breakfast to getting caught in the rain and navigating a slippery road, Bentley brilliantly explores disaster and mishap on a molecular level. In the process, he explains the science behind each accident, arming readers with the knowledge to understand what went wrong and how they can steer clear of future harm. Science is respected, trusted, and according to Bentley, largely misunderstood. Why Sh*t Happens urges readers to arm themselves with the power of science in order to better understand the world around them. When a car engine is damaged by the wrong gasoline or a computer is attacked by a virus, science is not to blame, but rather can provide an explanation of what happened. In a text that exudes charm and wit, Bentley reveals the causes behind a wide spectrum of mishaps, including why that razor nick won't stop bleeding, why metal sparks in the microwave, what makes chewing gum stick in hair, and why milk tastes sour when it goes bad. Sh*t will always happen, but now readers will know exactly why. Enter, if you dare, the world of everyday disasters.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Twenty Ninth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250009782
Size: 18.18 MB
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Twenty Ninth Annual Collection. In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together short stories from award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.


Author: Rowland, Thomas W.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450474306
Size: 35.11 MB
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Tennisology. A unique, thought-provoking examination of the world’s most popular individual sport. Analyzing the latest research, studies, and player and performance trends, Tennisology explores the factors that affect training, competition, and on-court play. It’s a fascinating read for passionate players, coaches, and fans alike.

Bobbie Faye Alles Wird Gut

Author: Toni McGee Causey
ISBN: 3802589440
Size: 32.73 MB
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Bobbie Faye Alles Wird Gut. Bobbie Faye ist endlich glücklich verlobt mit dem attraktiven FBI-Agenten Trevor Cormier. Doch dann wird Trevor zu einem geheimen Einsatz gerufen. Und kurz darauf entkommt ein gefährlicher Verbrecher aus dem Gefängnis, der sich an Bobbie rächen will. In ihrer Verzweiflung wendet sich Bobbie an ihren Exfreund, den Polizisten Cam. Dieser ist bereit, ihr zu helfen, doch unter einer Bedingung: Sie soll sich von Trevor trennen ...

Women Inventors

Author: Shaina Indovino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 142228901X
Size: 23.93 MB
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Women Inventors. Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including by creating new and incredible inventions. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women inventors, from Margaret Knight to Rachel Zimmerman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an inventor. Find out about the opportunities women inventors have today. Read Women Inventors to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women whose inventions have made their mark is something you want to do.