In the spirit of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" and "Smash Lab," "Popular Science" columnist Theo Gray demonstrates fundamental scientific principles through wacky, daredevil experiments that will have readers exclaiming, "Holy !!*$#!!" Witness as he makes subatomic radioactive particles dance in a cloud chamber, mixes sodium and chlorine to create a smoke that will salt a super-sized bag of popcorn, adds 500 pounds of quicklime to water to create a homemade hot tub, builds a liquid battery out of copper sulfate, launches a rocket with a Snickers bar, and uses liquid nitrogen to make a gallon of ice cream in record time. These are just a few of the 52 extreme experiments brought to life by Theo Gray in "Mad Science," Culled from his column "Gray Matter," which has been a favorite of "Popular Science" readers for years, these experiments have been expanded to include even more of the fascinating science behind them, as well as hundreds of additional images. Every experiment is accompanied by stunning full-color photographs that provide a front-row seat to split-second chemical reactions and glorious subatomic activity. Gray's writing is fresh, hip, and makes the science exciting and easy to understand. Not only are the experiments visually arresting, each one explains a fascinating principle of elemental science in a unique and irresistibly compelling way. "Mad Science" is the perfect book for anyone-of any age, who is fascinated by all things electrical, chemical, or explosive, and who loves a vicarious thrill.
- ISBN-13: 9781579127916
- ISBN-10: 1579127916
- Publisher: American Book Company
- Publish Date: January 2019