The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide by Richard A. Muller

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).

THE INSTANT PHYSICIST: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BY RICHARD A. MULLER

W.W. Norton, 2010, 144 p., $16.95.

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