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  • 1
    What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions | Robert L. Wolke

    What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    How does soap know what's dirt? How do magnets work? Why do ice cubes crackle in your glass? And how can you keep them quiet? These are questions that torment us all. Now Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, provides definitive - and amazingly simple - explanations for the mysteries of everyday life.

    "Little Bit Of Everything" Science

    This book is just a group of random science based questions about regular everyday phenomena. In all honesty you might never have thought about some o..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2013 by Teddy (Bronx, NY, United States)
  • 2
    What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions | Robert L. Wolke

    What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Arranged in a question-and-answer format, What Einstein Told His Barber is for anyone who ever pondered such things as why colors fade in sunlight, what happens to the rubber from worn-out tires, what makes red-hot objects glow red, and other scientific curiosities.

    Majority of Info NOT information from Einstein

    I bought this book too quickly, and the title mislead me.

    Reviewed on July 10 2012 by William (Bridgeville, PA, United States)
  • 3
    What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained | Robert L. Wolke

    What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labeling.

    Everything you want to know about Kitchen Science

    If you're a chef, you'll like it... if you're a scientist, you'll like it... if you're a curious person, you'll like it... if you're a food chemist or..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2012 by Teddy (Bronx, NY, United States)
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  • 5
    What Einstein Kept under His Hat: Secrets of Science in the Kitchen | Robert L. Wolke

    What Einstein Kept under His Hat: Secrets of Science in the Kitchen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    In response to on-going questions from readers of his nationally syndicated Washington Post column, "Food 101", Wolke debunks misconceptions with reliable, common sense logic. And for exceptionally inquisitive cooks and scientists, he offers “Sidebar Science” features, which dig more deeply into the chemical processes that underlie food and cooking. Above all, What Einstein Kept under His Hat provides indispensable information that will make listeners better shoppers, cooks, and eaters.

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    What Einstein Kept Under His Hat: Secrets of Science in the Kitchen | Robert L. Wolke, Marlene Parrish

    What Einstein Kept Under His Hat: Secrets of Science in the Kitchen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke, Marlene Parrish
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    Have you ever wondered why onions make us cry? Do you believe bananas contain more calories as they ripen and get sweeter? This sequel to the best-selling What Einstein Told His Cook continues Robert L. Wolke's investigations into the science behind our foods.

    Funny and interesting, but badly edited

    As a food nerd I really enjoyed listening to this one. It was full of new knowledge and perspectives on cooking that apart from just being entertainin..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2012 by Jerker (SUNDBYBERG, Sweden)