The Thermodynamics of Pizza: Essays on Science and Everyday Life

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9780813516356: The Thermodynamics of Pizza: Essays on Science and Everyday Life

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Filled with fun essays about the various sciences. My favorite is his analysis of the grotesque overpricing of cereals in 1991. And, as you may recall, all major American cereal manufacturers cut prices drastically in mid-1996. Thanks, Dr. Morowitz, but what took them so long to read your book?!

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These 52 essays by the author of Mayonnaise and the Origin of Life (LJ 11/15/85) and Cosmic Joy and Local Pain ( LJ 4/15/87) run the gamut from reflections on the bagel, olives, and pizza to a discussion of Thoreau's knowledge of the natural sciences and a comparison of the sailing voyages of Christopher Columbus and William Buckley. Avoiding the repetitive style of many essay collections with pieces that vary in length and difficulty, Morowitz, a distinguished biophysicist, comments on a broad range of subjects in contemporary and historic science. His language is not overly technical, making his pithy insights easily acessible to the general reader. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Library of Science Book Club alternate.
- Susan Klimley, Columbia Univ. Libs.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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