What’s the best way to brew the perfect coffee? What does physics say about love (and divorce)? How can you finally rid your garden of snails and slugs? The Secret Science of (Everyday) Life will answer these questions and many more.
The Secret Science of (Everyday) Life is a revealing and humorous journey through the science of everyday life. From how to cook amazing pizza to pouring the perfect glass of champagne, many aspects of life can be explained – and indeed enriched -- with the help of physics.
The Secret Science of (Everyday) Life follows a typical day, beginning at breakfast and the morning routine followed by daytime activities with the family including going to zoo and playing sports before finishing off with typical evening pursuits such as having a take-away and enjoying a film. Binding it all together is physics and what theories or experimental techniques can reveal regarding these everyday situations.
The Secret Science of (Everyday) Life will reveal the hidden science in our daily lives.
Michael Banks was born in Oldham, Lancashire, UK. After an undergraduate degree in physics from Loughborough University, UK, Michael did a PhD in condensed-matter physics at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, Germany, studying magnetism.
For over the past decade, Michael has been news editor of the international monthly magazine Physics World, where he covers the latest developments in physics. In addition to Physics World, Michael has written for Nature, BBC Focus and Science Uncovered as well as appeared on BBC Radio 4 and at science festivals.
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