Web edition: November 5, 2010
Print edition: November 20, 2010; Vol.178 #11 (p. 31)
In this collection of physics-related curiosities, every page flip reveals a basic principle of physics and a humorous cartoon by Joey Manfre. Examples include why wine is radioactive and how much plutonium it takes to build a bomb (enough to fill a coffee mug).
W.W. Norton, 2010, 144 p., $16.95.