What Einstein Didn’t Know is a book about all sorts of scientific questions and their answers – like why is the sky blue? Why are bubbles round? And lots of other things that you’ve probably wondered but never known the answer to. The book is written in a really easy to understand format and has a lot of great tips and bar bets that you can make with your friends based on what you learned in the book. The book is just over 200 pages but is a relatively quick read – if you don’t stop to do some of the experiments included. If you do try them, it’ll probably take a bit longer – but will probably be worth your while!
I’m a big fan of science so I really enjoyed this book although I probably could have gone without the details about what jello and gummy bears are made out of. It’s not like I didn’t know already, but it’s just something I choose to not really think about!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Discover how cricket chirps can tell us the temperature, why you can’t unburn a match, why ice floats, and a host of mysteries of modern living — including some riddles that maybe even Einstein couldn’t solve. From the simple (How does soap know what’s dirt? How do magnets work? Why do batteries die?) to the more complex (Why does evaporation have a cooling effect? Where does uranium get its energy?), this book makes science more understandable and fun.
Author Robert Wolke provides definitive and easy-to-comprehend explanations for things that we take for granted, like the illumination behind neon signs and the mysteries of beverage carbonation. Wolke also dares readers to explore and conduct their own experiments with food, kitchen utensils, and common household products. This fifteenth anniversary edition of his bestselling popular science classic has been completely revised and expanded.