“Written for readers of all ages with little or no background in science, these vignettes form the perfect armchair companion for curious people who want to know more about science in everyday life but have only a moment to spare. These segments of “A Moment of Science,” carried on radio stations around the country, provide the answers to questions such as Why do cats’ eyes glow in the dark? What does the world look like to a bee? How does aspirin work? What would life be like without zero?
“ . . . browsers' delights.” —Booklist
“ . . . will find favor among those who are curious, bored, or just looking for sump'n' innarestin' t' read. And of course, those obsessed with gathering trivia will no doubt find . . . a mountain of minutiae suitable for barroom bets, impressing members of the opposite sex, or convincing their bosses of their superior intelligence.” —Booklist
“This delightful collection of almost 200 short essays covers a wide range of science topics that will pique the curiosity of both child and adult.” —Science Books & Films
“The writing is clear, concise, unintimidating and authoritative. . . . Millions of Americans are said to find science irrelevant and obstinately difficult. This book is a perfect start on immunizing them from that notion.” —Chicago Tribune
“Editor Don Glass has scored a bull’s-eye with this collection of edited transcripts from Indiana University’s public radio program, ‘A Moment of Science’.” —The Science Teacher”