Outdoor Physics: Meandering Down to the Sea; Rivers from Lakes; The Oceanic Phone Boots; In the Blue; The Moon-Glades; The Fucault Pendulum and the Baer Law; The Moon-Brake; Saturday Night Physics: Why the Violin Sings; The Chiming and Silent Goblets; The Bubble and the Droplet; The Mysteries of the Magic Lamp; The Water Mike or About One Invention of Alexander Bell's; How the Waves Transmit Information; Why the Electric Power Lines are Droning; The Footprints on the Sand; How to Prevent Snowdrifts; The Incident on the Train; Physics in the Kitchen: Ab(Out) Ovo; Macaroni, Spaghetti, and Physics; Waiting for the Tea-Kettle to Boil; The Physics of Good Coffee; "Nunc Est Bibendum": Physicists Talk Around Glasses of Wine; Windows to the Quantum World: The Uncertainty Principle; On Snowballs, Nuts, Bubbles and - Liquid Helium; Superconductivity Passion at the End of the Millenium; What is a SQUID; Superconducting Magnets; What is the Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Towards Quantum Computer.
This ability to understand many different things using very few fundamental principles and a rational reasoning lies in the heart of physics, great science about fundamental laws of Nature. Very few authors are able to speak about these fundamentals to the laymen. The authors of this book can. Read the book and enjoy it. -- Prof. D E Khmelnitskii "Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK"