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Saturday, June 26, 2010

WIN: The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

It’s never been more important to engage a child's scientific curiosity, and Sean Connolly knows just how to do it—with lively, hands-on, seemingly "dangerous" experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach! Now, the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, takes it one step further: He leads kids through the history of science, and then creates amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles.

Tame fire just like a Neanderthal with the Fahrenheit 451 experiment. Round up all your friends and track the spread of "disease" using body glitter with an experiment inspired by Edward Jenner, the vaccination pioneer who's credited with saving more lives than any other person in history. Rediscover the wheel and axle with the ancient Sumerians, and perform an astounding experiment demonstrating the theory of angular momentum. Build a simple telescope—just like Galileo's—and find the four moons he discovered orbiting Jupiter (an act that helped land him in prison). Take a less potentially catastrophic approach to electricity than Ben Franklin did with the Lightning Mouth experiment. Re-create the Hadron Collider in a microwave with marshmallows, calculator, and a ruler—it won't jeopardize Earth with a simulated Big Bang, but will demonstrate the speed of light. And it's tasty!

By letting kids stand on the shoulders of Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, the Wright brothers, Marie Curie, Darwin, Watson and Crick, and more, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science is an uncommonly engaging guide to science, and the great stories of the men and women behind the science.

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Workman publishing are giving away one copy of The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

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*We received a complimentary The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science for review no financial compensation was received.



Blogger Darcie K. said...

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June 26, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
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June 26, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
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June 26, 2010 at 8:14 PM  
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June 26, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger see above said...

Lucky number 1! I'm a subscriber and I would absolutely love to have this book for my son. I am shocked at the sissification of chemistry sets these days... they come with baking soda and vinegar in them and thats about it!

June 26, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
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June 26, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger ossmcalc said...

I am a subscriber and would really love to win this book.

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June 26, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
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June 27, 2010 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

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June 27, 2010 at 5:03 AM  
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June 27, 2010 at 5:08 AM  
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June 27, 2010 at 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Cori K said...

I'm a subscriber and this would be a great book to encourage fun with my boys.
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June 27, 2010 at 6:22 AM  
Anonymous Sandy M said...

I'm already a subscriber and I'd love to win.


June 27, 2010 at 6:35 AM  
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June 27, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
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June 27, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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June 27, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
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June 27, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Already a subscriber - I love when learning can be fun for children and this book seems to fit the bill!
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June 27, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger deb c said...

already a subscriber

June 28, 2010 at 2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

email subscriber - sounds like fun, I wonder what it would be like to have a mad scientist as a son (or maybe a happy scientist).

June 28, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
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I'm an email subscriber.

June 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
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Already a subscriber


June 28, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
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June 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
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I'm a subscriber.

June 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM  
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July 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM  
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I'm a subscriber!

July 2, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
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July 2, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
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July 3, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
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July 3, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
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July 4, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
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July 5, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
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I am a subscriber!!

July 6, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
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We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-of-potentially-catastrophic.html

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July 7, 2010 at 10:44 AM  
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I subscribe.

July 9, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
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July 11, 2010 at 6:46 AM  
Anonymous Becky O said...

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July 11, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
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July 11, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a subscriber. My son really wants this book for his birthday.


July 12, 2010 at 4:04 AM  
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July 18, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

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