How Can You Tell if a Spider Is Dead? And More Moments of Science

Edited by Don Glass

Published by: Indiana University Press

216 Pages, 5.50 x 8.25 in, 1 b&w photos

  • Paperback
  • 9780253210203
  • Published: October 1996


Have a minute? That's long enough to learn about rust, quicksand, tiny bubbles, or creaking snow. Or the shape of lightening bolts, how dogs eat, why it's hard to burn one log, or what our pupils tell us. This is a book to reawaken your childhood sense of curiosity. It's a feast of unusual facts and intriguing information for people with lots of curiosity but only a moment to spare. There is something to discover on every page—from what Jello is made of to why you can't heat an ice cube—presented in a concise and entertaining way. These easy-to-understand science stories are sure to delight the curious child in all of us.

A sequel to the popular Why You Can Never Get to the End of the Rainbow and Other Moments of Science, also available from Indiana University Press.