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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 22 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 27 Aug. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0092QMPAG
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What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions Audio Download – Unabridged
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But don't get me wrong, it you keep that in mind, Wolke has managed to write a very entertaining title that will keep you interested until the end. I have to admit I would drop some of the subjects and would pick other questions. I was a bit annoyed at how many pages Wolke uses talking about fat. A déjà vu feeling often happens. Wolke repeats himself a tad too much for my taste, but it is true that with some subjects it would be hard not to repeat the same facts. Still, Wolk should assume the reader isn't all that dumb and got the basics right the first time, why repeat what was already written. Wolke's sense of humour requires some getting used to. I was annoyed in the first few pages, but eventually grew to like it and it makes the book a lot more fun.Read more ›
My reason for marking him down is because of a technical error where he states (and even emphasizes) that energy in ordinary chemical reactions comes from the conversion of matter. The results of ordinary chemical reactions are the same atoms as before the reactions (by definition - otherwise it would be a nuclear reaction), just arranged in different configurations and, usually, in different molecules as well. Each atom has exactly the same mass as before so the sum of the masses of the reactants equals the sum of the mass of the resultants. There is no conversion of matter. The good professor loses credibility for all of his book by this one unnecessary conjecture.
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This book was an extremely interesting read and I really appluad the author for addressing the misconception that another read held regarding a concept laid out in the text. Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 1999
Teaches how things work in an entertaining and easy-to-understand manner. And the science is correct, too!Published on 24 May 1999