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Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book

by Helen Czerski

Part of the The Ladybird Expert Series Series

Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book Synopsis

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Bubbles is a clear, surprising and entertaining introduction to the science of bubbles. Bubbles are beautiful, ephemeral, fun, fragile, jolly and slightly unpredictable. We're all familiar with them, but we don't often ask what they actually are. The great scientists of the Western world - Robert Hooke, Isaac Newton, Lord Rayleigh and more - studied bubbles seriously. They recognised that they had a lot to say about the nature of the physical world, and they poked, prodded and listened to find out what it was. In the years since, we've learned that this bulbous arrangement of liquid and gas does things that neither the gas or the liquid could do by itself. Written by the celebrated physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski, Bubbles explores how everything from the way drinks taste to the Earth's temperature are influenced by bubbles. This book has a message: never underestimate a bubble! Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book Press Reviews

The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. * Shiny New Books *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780718188290
Publication date: 15th October 2018
Author: Helen Czerski
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 56 pages
Categories: Popular science, Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics), Surface chemistry & adsorption,

About Helen Czerski

Helen Czerski is a physicist, first and foremost, but she's acquired a few other labels along the way: oceanographer, broadcaster, author and bubble enthusiast. Her academic home is the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London, where she studies the physics of ocean bubbles, particularly the ones underneath breaking waves.

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