The Speed of Nearly Everything
From Tobogganing Penguins to Spinning Neutron Stars
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|Format:||Paperback, 248 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 November 2008|
The Speed of Nearly Everything is a fascinating almanac of facts, statistics and stories about the speed of virtually everything - speed records; comparative speeds; relative speeds; optimal speeds; fastest speeds; slowest speeds; human, animal, mechanical and natural speeds. These are gathered together in an easy-to-follow, original design, and explained in an engaging narrative by leading science writer Peter Macinnis. The statistical element is supported by fascinating discussions, historical anecdotes and speed trivia, both serious and silly.
About the Author
Peter Macinnis trained as a biologist, and has worked as a science teacher and museum educator. He has written social histories of sugar (Bittersweet), rockets (Rockets) and poisons (The Killer Bean of Calabar) and, for younger readers, Kokoda Track: 101 Days. He has recently completed a detailed look at the science and technology of 1859. His other titles for Murdoch Books include Mr Darwin's Incredible Shrinking World (Nov 2008), 100 Discoveries: The Greatest Breakthroughs in History and The Lawn: A Social History (both 2009).
|Publisher: ||Pier 9|
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 15.0 centimeters|