Why Icebergs Float

Exploring Science in Everyday Life

Andrew Morris

Why Icebergs Float

Andrew Morris

Distributed for UCL Press

220 pages | 6 1/5 x 9 1/4
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781911307037 Published October 2016 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781911307020 Published October 2016 For sale in North America only
From paintings and food to illness and icebergs, science is happening everywhere. Rather than follow the path of a syllabus or textbook, Andrew Morris takes examples from the science we see every day and uses them as entry points to explain a number of fundamental scientific concepts – from understanding colour to the nature of hormones – in ways that anyone can grasp. While each chapter offers a separate story, they are linked together by their fascinating relevance to our daily lives. The topics explored in each chapter are based on hundreds of discussions the author has led with adult science learners over many years – people who came from all walks of life and had no scientific training, but had developed a burning curiosity to understand the world around them. This book encourages us to reflect on our own relationship with science and serves as an important reminder of why we should continue learning as adults.
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