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- DescriptionBubbles are everywhere-in water and in air, made from soap and from gas. They are referenced in literature and sung about in songs. They are even the subject of great works of art. From the youngest child blowing bubbles in the backyard to the adult studying the fascinating science behind them, bubbles capture our imagination. F. Ronald Young's far-reaching survey of the humble bubble explores the complex behavior of these seemingly simple objects. If you stop to think about it, bubbles and droplets are the cornerstones of the world around us. They are the reason that dolphins cant swim faster, that the sky is blue, and that coffee rings form. They are essential to kwing how atom smashers work, how detergents clean dishes, and how to pour a perfect pint. Beyond these basics, Young shows how humans have put bubbles to use throughout history. Whether in techlogy-making fire-fighting foams and waterproof makeup-or in medicine-cleaning wounds and clarifying ultrasounds-bubbles are capable of more than most of us have imagined. With easy-to-understand explanations, detailed illustrations, and entertaining anecdotes, Young reveals the Fizzics behind these familiar-yet surprising-objects.
- Author BiographyF. Ronald Young, a retired senior lecturer in physics from Watford Technical College, is an authority in bubble-related science and author of Cavitation and Sonoluminescence.
- Author(s)F. Ronald Young
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication14/06/2011
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Note74, 42 black & white halftones, 10 colour illustrations, 22 black & white line drawings
- Weight181 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 17
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