- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week, my teaser is non-fiction and from The Best Science Writing Online 2012 edited by Bora Zivkovic and Jennifer Ouellette. I mainly picked up this book because I follow BoingBoing and Maggie Koerth-Baker, who was published in this anthology, mentioned it in one of her blog posts. I was then further interested when I noticed Chad Orzel was one of the authors; I'm a fan of his after having read How to Teach Physics to Your Dog.
(It's hard to see when it's relatively small like this, but those periodic table-style squares on the cover actually contain the names of the authors included in the anthology.)
The flaw in this argument is assuming the body of water is characterized by only one parameter: its temperature. In general, there are other characteristics of the water that could be changed due to its heating: for instance, the amount of gas in solution; the presence of other solutes; the presence of convection currents; gradients of the distribution of the temperature of the container. Any, all, or none of these may in fact be the culprit, but it is important to realize that a body of water not in thermal equilibrium may have its behavior characterized by a number of different properties.-p. 113, "Mpemba's Baffling Discovery", by Greg Gbur
What was the last non-fiction book you enjoyed? What are you reading now?
-----The Golden Eagle