Velocity Of Honey: And More Science Of Everyday Life

Paperback | October 5, 2004

byJay Ingram

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Why doesn't honey flow out in all directions across your toast? What's the science behind the theory of 'six degrees of separation'? How do stones 'skip'? When visiting a new place, why does getting there always seem to take so much longer than returning home? In The Velocity of Honey, bestselling author Jay Ingram muses upon these and many more daily mysteries that puzzle and perplex.

From mosquitoes to the Marvel Universe, baseball to baby-holding, Ingram's topics are diverse. He also makes startling connections. In some pieces, he relates anecdotes from the history of science and demonstrates their relevance to contemporary scientific debates. In others, he explores the science behind many of our proverbial expressions, common sayings such as 'time flies when you're having fun' and 'it's a small world after all.' In still others, he highlights intriguing links between the worlds of art and science.

As in his hugely popular The Science of Everyday Life, Ingram makes the science of our lives accessible and fascinating.

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Why doesn't honey flow out in all directions across your toast? What's the science behind the theory of 'six degrees of separation'? How do stones 'skip'? When visiting a new place, why does getting there always seem to take so much longer than returning home? In The Velocity of Honey, bestselling author Jay Ingram muses upon these and...

J ay Ingram has been the host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet since it began in 1995. At the time, it was the only hour-long, prime-time daily science show in the world. Prior to joining Discovery, Jay hosted CBC Radio’s national science show, Quirks and Quarks, from 1979 to 1992. During that time he won two ACTRA awards, on...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.23 × 5.3 × 0.51 inPublished:October 5, 2004Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014029533X

ISBN - 13:9780140295337

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"Jay Ingram reveals the fascinating science of the mundane in an eclectic, highly readable collection of essays." —Ottawa Citizen

"Ingram displays a knack for unearthing exciting science in the most unassuming places." —The Gazette (Montreal)

"Ingram's flair for revealing the complex and sometimes contradictory nature of, well, nature at work in a highly readable way shines through." —Edmonton Journal