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: 03/17/2020
ISBN: 978-0-253-04628-4
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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.

Author Bio

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 Bee?

  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