Troubador Excursions in Elementary Science

Released: 28/07/2019

ISBN: 9781838590079

Format: Paperback

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Excursions in Elementary Science


If you have ever wondered how Eratosthenes could measure the size of the Earth over two thousand years ago, look no further, for here is the explanation. Many have heard the story about Newton’s apple, but what significance did it have? Who mixed chemicals together and ended up a millionaire? Why don’t little flies grow up to be bigger flies? Why do the Trade Winds blow east in one hemisphere and west in another? Who spent years looking for something that is not there?

Dip into this slim, easy-to-read volume and you will find the answers to these and many other scientific puzzles, presented in a new light. Hopefully, it will help you understand and enjoy something of the fascinating world that science reveals to us.

Review comments for Conversations with a Muse.

There is something here for everyone. Some poems are amusing (I laughed out loud at a few),others are disturbing, most are witty and thoughtful. the whole sequence of "Conversations" is clever and funny.

Reading groups don't as a rule choose poetry but this would be a good choice because of the variety in style, mood and subject.

Edna Price.

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Derek Malpass

Derek Malpass spent most of his professional life working in the field of international education. He taught and administered in several European countries and was called upon to visit schools world-wide as part of a programme of school evaluation and accreditation. Now retired, he lives in Bavaria.

The author on a trip to the Austrian Alps.
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