The Undercover Scientist : Investigating the Mishaps of Everyday Life, Paperback

The Undercover Scientist : Investigating the Mishaps of Everyday Life Paperback

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'Shit happens', as the saying goes, but if you want to know why it does, the "Undercover Scientist" is on hand to explain all.

Making his way through one of those days when everything seems to go wrong, Peter Bentley investigates the fascinating science that lies behind the most apparently mundane mishaps - from sleeping through the alarm to battling with immovable superglue - and shows you how to fight back against these everyday disasters.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9780099522423



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Clear and enlightening on a huge range of issues prompted by "a day in the life" of an ordinary bloke. As a non-scientist I was humbled by how much i didn't know, how stunningly complex everything is once you look beneath the surface, how many things i could scarcely understand even though this was very much for the layman, surprised that the only area that was fairly familiar to me was the IT/scams/viruses area which one tends to think of as very mysterious. More homework required on my side.