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Jay Ingram

The velocity of honey

In The Velocity of Honey (and more science of everyday life) Jay Ingram demonstrates that the scientific mind will find plenty to investigate in our day-to-day lives. The book starts with the science of various breakfast foods and goes on to consider things such as coin spinning and why leaves turn red, as well as psychological topics such as social networks, and our perception of the passage of time - are there really people who can wake themselves up at a predetermined time? Ingram shows that there are plenty of unexpected things to be found when we start to investigate what is happening in our daily lives.

The chapters are up to about ten pages in length. Ten pages is about the right length for a short break, but I felt the shorter chapters were a bit too short - longer chapters would give more depth and might introduce a topic which was worth investigating further. I would also have preferred more variety going from one chapter to the next, rather than having a sequence of chapters on very similar topics. But the book is certainly written in a fun to read style, so if you're after a bit of light reading then this is entirely suitable.

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Hardcover 224 pages  
ISBN: 1845130235
Salesrank: 12966829
Weight:0.62 lbs
Published: 2004 Aurum Press
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Hardcover 224 pages  
ISBN: 1845130235
Salesrank: 2342021
Weight:0.62 lbs
Published: 2004 Aurum Press
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ISBN: 1845130235
Salesrank: 4584539
Weight:0.62 lbs
Published: 2004 Aurum Press
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Product Description
Always witty and stimulating and to the point, Jay Ingram's essays are models of their kind, revealing again and again the fascination that can be found beneath the surface of everyday life if we just pause to consider the significance of objects and phenomena that we normally take completely for granted.