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Or at least it appears to be from reading the experiments. Aug 20, Rachel rated it liked uour Shelves: I was just hoping that this was some sort of euphemism for hamsted more rapid process, especially since the titles of his experiments are full of fun wordplay like: Loved every second of this book and it gives you experiements to do as well as explains what happens and why so I cant wait to try some of thses out.
But who can really blame him? I recommend this book for anyone who has kids and likes to learn fun interesting science trivia. Some of their experiments are doable, some seem like they’d get costly with the alcohol bill.
But this is done with a difference, this volume is aimed at encouraging readers to actually try out the theories and experiments at home so in a lot of cases some of the things put forward HAS been jamster in some of the other books but have been slightly adapted for people to try in their own homes. I ask a question to which you expect the answer no and surprise you with cossilise yes. Dec 17, Ginnz rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A set of scales.
Are you congenitally stupid?
How to Fossilize Your Hamster
This is your DNA. Swish salty water around your mouth for 30 seconds and spit into washing-up liquid. Each premise follows a standard format: Sep 14, M. Your email address will not be published. This, the third in the collection of New Scientist books, focuses not so much on responding to letters sent into the magazine of those odd scientific queries and compiling them into a volume with comprehensive answers, but on the more practical aspects of what you can learn for yourself.
Broken down into handy sections of the kitchen, the study, things to do in the garden etc this book has some A wonderful book written in the same vein as the other titles in the New scientist series. It’s about how much fun science can be. No trivia or quizzes yet. Pretty winning combination if you ask me! However, at times the more physical experiments, like why hot water freezes faster than cold water, do get bogged down in boring expository.
To be honest, tagging this one as a ‘self-help book’ in my reading challenge proved more accurate than initially expected. Despite my initial disappointment, I enjoyed reading the book.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. How can you measure the speed of light with chocolate and a microwave? How To Fossilise Your Hamster: Sep 30, Shahrun rated it really liked it. Except for fossilizing yoyr hamster, which would take more time than most of us have.
How To Fossilise Your Hamster: And Other Amazing Experiments For The Armchair Scientist
It doesn’t take sophisticated devices to see the most spectacular phenomena. Somewhere between that and the full-page advertisement in the New Scientist, I was persuaded to buy the book How to Fossilize your Hamster: Your taste buds will believe you are eating chicken breast.
And while many of the activities are rated PG, there are several fun-with-alcohol experiments fossilixe the legal adults.
What a rip off! Can I obtain half the country’s tto details without asking for them? I just ran out of time before the book had to go back to the library.
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What is going on when you drop mentos in to cola? Because of this, it is not so much a book This, the third in the collection of New Scientist books, focuses not so much on responding to letters sent into the magazine of those odd scientific queries and compiling them into a volume with comprehensive answers, but on the more practical aspects of what you can learn for yourself.
The main redeeming feature was the shortness of each of the sections meaning it could be picked up and put down quickly and easily without losing the flow of reading. Why does urine smell so peculiar after eating asparagus includes helpful recipe? How to Fossilise Your Hamster: Do I have to spell it out again? Profile- Science – pages. The ad claimed that along with the title activity, the book contained a cornucopia of household scientific experiments, such as extracting the iron from your breakfast cereal and measuring the speed of light using only a microwave and a chocolate bar.
There was actually a recent rediscovery of a four-million-year-old fossilized rodent.