Gastrophysics by Stephen Hughes
Learn astrophysics in your kitchen and give your taste buds an out of this world experience

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This book endeavours to use what you already know about cooking and kitchen appliances to teach you the basics of astrophysics. You probably know a lot more about cooking and kitchens than astrophysics, and this knowledge will be used as a foundation – or launch pad- for a virtual voyage through the universe. You will explore gravity, find out why stars twinkle, and peer inside a black hole. You will travel to the outer reaches of the Solar System where it is so cold that it makes your freezer seem like a tropical paradise. You will travel to the centre of a large star and watch it explode. Although Gastrophysics is not a traditional cookbook, it contains a number of dishes that illustrate astrophysical principles. Many of these dishes will give your eyes and taste buds an out of this world experience. For example, the black hole pizza that has chillis of increasing hotness towards the centre, modeling the accretion disc of a black hole. The book also contains some simple experiments that you can perform in your own kitchen to learn aspects of astrophysics. This book is a maths free zone.
 

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Published December 25, 2016 by Stephen Hughes.
Genres: Science & Math.