Liquid : the delightful and dangerous substances that flow through our lives / Mark Miodownik.
By: Miodownik, Mark.Publisher: London : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018Description: xii, 276 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780241977293.Subject(s): Science -- Popular works | Physics -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 530
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Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Explosive -- Intoxicating -- Deep -- Sticky -- Fantastic -- Visceral -- Refreshing -- Cleansing -- Cooling -- Indelible -- Cloudy -- Solid -- Sustainable -- Epilogue
A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk, and another power a jumbo jet? Sometimes dangerous, often delightful, and always fascinating, discover the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best-known scientists.