How the World Looks to a Bee

How the World Looks to a Bee

And Other Moments of Science
Edited by Don Glass
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-04625-3
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What can you learn about your world in just a moment? Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Or whether dogs can read our facial expressions? Don Glass and experts in their fields answer these questions and many more. Written for readers of all ages with no background in science required, How the World Looks to a Bee is the perfect armchair companion for curious people who want to know more about the science of everyday life but have only a moment to spare. With intriguing everyday phenomena as a starting point, this entertaining collection uses short tutorials and quick and simple experiments to invite readers to test the science for themselves. These fascinating and topical science stories are sure to delight the curious child in all of us.

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Don Glass is Special Projects Director at public radio station WFIU-FM and the radio producer of A Moment of Science.

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Table of Contents


  1. Does Nutrisweet have calories?


  2. A Water Magnifier



  3. Conversation at a Crowded Party



  4. Can a Theory Evolve into a Law?



  5. A Cat "Flips out"



  6. Winter Sounds



  7. Rust



  8. Hungry Lasagna



  9. A Wet Paintbrush



  10. The Glory



  11. Horns vs. Antlers



  12. Glacier "Sawdust": The Colorful Component of Mountain Lakes



  13. Would You Drink This?



  14. Tickling the Funny Bone



  15. The Shape of Snow



  16. Remembrance of Things Past for Babies



  17. Ravens Avian Einsteins



  18. Ant Antennae: Two Way Communication



  19. The Echo of a Train



  20. Old-fashioned Ice Cream Makers



  21. Forry, Wrong Number



  22. What Obesity and a Lack of Fatty Tissue Have in Common



  23. Look Through Your Comb at the Mirror



  24. Blow Out Candles with an Oatmeal Box



  25. Wrong Name!



  26. When Pop Bottles Don't Blow UpAnd When They Do



  27. Common Birthdays, Classic of Probability



  28. Take Bets on a Leaky Milk Carton



  29. Smells and Memories



  30. Big Shadows



  31. Half Heads, Half Tails



  32. Spiders Don't Get Caught in Their Own Webs



  33. Bilingual Brain



  34. The Shape of the Earth



  35. It's Now What You Hear – It's When You Hear It



  36. Weightless Water



  37. The Force of a Tornado



  38. The QWERTY Effect



  39. The Spinning Earth and the Weather



  40. The Floating Cork Trick



  41. On a Clear Day, How Far Can You See?



  42. Benjamin Franklin and the Swatches on the Snow



  43. Dog Facial Expressions and Humans



  44. Why is the Sky Blue?



  45. Why One Rotten Apple Can Spoil the Barrel



  46. Diamonds



  47. Saccadic Suppression



  48. Spoonerisms



  49. Dimples in Golfballs



  50. Why Do Cats' Eye Glow at Night?



  51. The Shape of Lightning Bolts



  52. Alcohol in Pie... and Fried Fish?



  53. How Time Passes in Dreams



  54. Why You Can Never Get to the End of the Rainbow



  55. Do the Best Dogs Come from the Pound?



  56. Cooking with Wine



  57. Listening Underwater



  58. Why Are Bells Made of Metal



  59. An Inverted Image



  60. The Elastic Ruler



  61. The Sweet Spot on a Baseball Bat



  62. Why Kids can Sleep through just about Anything



  63. Cold Water at the Bottom of the Lake



  64. Bad Grades and Biological Clocks



  65. The Twin Within



  66. Limeys



  67. The Secret Life of Hiccups



  68. How Does the World Look to a Be?



  69. Cottonmouth



  70. Why Mowing the Lawn Doesn't Kill the Grass



  71. The Consequences of Smallness



  72. Antimatter



  73. How Dogs Eat



  74. The Secret of Clear Ice Cubes



  75. Broken Cups and Atoms



  76. One-way Glass



  77. Late Night Radio



  78. Why Honey Turns Hard



  79. Adding and Subtracting Colors



  80. Breaking a Coffee Cup



  81. Déjà vu



  82. A Rock in a Row Boat



  83. When It Smells Like Rain



  84. Mirages



  85. Why Popcorn Pops



  86. Make an Image Without a Lens



  87. A Rising Fastball



  88. Chimes For Your Ears Only



  89. How Can You Tell If a Spider is Dead?



  90. Why Fan Blades Stay Dirty



  91. The Legacy of the Dodo



  92. Get Your Bearings with Two Thumbtacks



  93. More Than One Way to Make a Frog



  94. A Dot, A Line, A Crease, A Beautiful Curve



  95. The Shape of Sound



  96. Blinking



  97. Sorting Out Musical Pitches



  98. Newton, Tennis, and the Nature of Light



  99. Roll Over, George Washington



  100. Don't Believe Your Fingers



  101. Opera Singers Cut through the Orchestra



  102. Curved Space in a Christmas Ornament



  103. Coriolis Effect



  104. Catch A Falling Dollar



  105. Illusion in a Coffee Cup



  106. Why Do We Put Cut Flowers in Water?



  107. Knuckle Cracking



  108. Life Without Zero



  109. For This You Need a Doctor?



  110. Two-Point Threshold



  111. A Mirror Riddle



  112. Sort Nuts By Shaking Can



  113. Why A Rubber Band Snaps Back



  114. Some Like It Hot



  115. Breaking the Tension



  116. Why 5,280 Feet?



  117. Balance A Yardstick Without Looking



  118. Heat Lightning