A collection of over 80 tricks, silly stunts and brain-busting puzzles, all created in the name of science by puzzler and mathematician Martin Gardner. Features include: putting matches in a bottle of water and watching them sink or rise; commanding an eggshell to turn a somersault; keeping a balloon inflated with its "mouth" open; and lighting one match with the wrong end of another without touching it. The book is designed to help readers learn about basic science in water, air, fire, heat, gravity, motion and inertia, friction, magnetism, electricity, sound, light, sensory illusions and probability. Parental assistance is indicated by a symbol wherever it is required.
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Book Description Sterling, 1997. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8744694
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Book Description Sterling, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Scuffing and staining to cover. Library copy with standard marks and labels. Binding split at pages 94-95, partly split at copyright page, all pages intact. Staining and chipping on page edges. Light print staining to interior. Text and images clear. Suitable as a reading copy if handled with some care. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000090529