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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

BookLikes-opoly: Turn 25 (June 16)

My last roll had me on New Orleans Square 21 and I'm ready to get back into the game after my holiday.  I've rolled:

 

 

 

and I'm back on Free Parking so I rolled again and got:

 

 

 which is an even number and puts me on: 

 

 

One of the books I'd chosen for my holiday but never got to was Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski about how everyday life is affected by physics, so I'm going to go with that for my STEM read.  (Page count: 383)

 

Storm in a Teacup - Helen CzerskiJust as Freakonomics brought economics to life, so Storm in a Teacup brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating.

Our world is full of patterns. If you pour milk into your tea and give it a stir, you’ll see a swirl, a spiral of two fluids, before the two liquids mix completely. The same pattern is found elsewhere too. Look down on the Earth from space, and you’ll find similar swirls in the clouds, made where warm air and cold air waltz.

In Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski links the little things we see every day with the big world we live in. Each chapter begins with something small – popcorn, coffee stains and refrigerator magnets – and uses it to explain some of the most important science and technology of our time.

This is physics as the toolbox of science - a toolbox we need in order to make sense of what is around us and arrive at decisions about the future, from medical advances to solving our future energy needs. It is also physics as the toy box of science: physics as fun, as never before.