• Storm in a Teacup

  • The Physics of Everyday Life
  • By: Helen Czerski
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-10-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.3 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Just as Freakonomics brought economics to life, so Storm in a Teacup brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating.
What is it that helps both scorpions and cyclists to survive? What do raw eggs and gyroscopes have in common? And why does it matter?
In an age of string theory, fluid dynamics and biophysics, it can seem as if the science of our world is for only specialists and academics. Not so, insists Helen Czerski - and in this sparkling new audiobook she explores the patterns and connections that illustrate the grandest theories in the smallest everyday objects and experiences.
Linking what makes popcorn pop to Antarctic winds, coffee stains to blood tests, and ketchup bottles to aliens in space, every thread you pull in the fabric of everyday life shows you something new about the intricate patterns of our world.
Listen to Storm in a Teacup, and you will see and understand the world as you never did before.
©2016 Helen Czerski (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
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By Amazon Customer on 04-09-17

i liked it

too scatterred topics , jumping from one to another. sometimes difficult to follow but overall i really liked it. i wish we had more books öike that.

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By Viv on 02-05-17

Not such a big storm

I was a bit disappointed in the book which was highly recommened. It was interesting, but not sufficiently to maintain my initial enthusiasm. The book approached the physics issues in a light and homely fashion and presented some interesting facts. I do not regret listening to it but I would have welcomed being stretched a bit more.

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By Kindle Customer on 09-09-17

Fantastic book!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading and listening to this book. The author brings together so many different scientific principles and helped me to understand how many things interact in the real world. I wish I had had this book when I was a student, it answers all of the questions my teachers didn't, and many more I hadn't even thought to ask. I will never look at my toaster the same way again!

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By Bronte on 02-06-18

Physics explained

I loved the melodic narration and the joy the author has in her science. I won’t ignore my slushing coffee again!

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By Luke Fisher on 02-21-17

Incredible work!

Being a university student on my way to a mathematical degree, this book reminds me that for all the text books I read and lectures I attend, the world around me is a complex mess of amazingness. The author is a true word smith. I put this book on the same level as the great explainer, Richard Feynman for value contained in simple to understand ideas and about complex concepts.

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