A Light History of Hot Air
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'extraordinary outpourings of a brilliant mind' --Launceston Examiner 'a very entertaining and informative memoir and an intriguing observation of human activity' --Australian Bookseller & Publisher Now in paperback, and featuring cameos from Albert Einstein, Samuel Pepys, Charles Dickens and Thomas the Tank Engine, among others, A Light History of Hot Air is an unmissable treat. Nobel Prize-winner Peter Doherty's enthusiasm and curiosity about the world around him informs this atmospheric collection of stories on illumination, hot air and burning in all their guises. Written with great style and richly intimate with personal anecdotes, A Light History of Hot Air is concerned with the world and the simple beauty of science. Doherty shines a tangential light of insight that reveals his subjects in new and unexpected ways.
- Category: World
- Published: 01 October 2007
- Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
- Seller: Melbourne University Press
- Print Length: 312 Pages
- Language: English