Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Downie, the undisputed maestro of Saturday science, here reveals important principles in physics, engineering, and chemistry through such marvels as the Helevator–a contraption that’s half helicopter, half elevator–and the Rocket Railroad, which pumps propellant up from its own track. The Riddle of the Sands demonstrates why some granular materials form steep cones when poured while others collapse in an avalanche. The Sunbeam Exploder creates a combustible delivery system

Sophie Dunn asked: You’ve invited your closest friends around for a dinner party and after looking in several cooking books for recipe ideas you’ve now decided what your going to cook for them. You’ve taken into consideration all their preferred tastes and you’ve even bought their favourite tipple. All you need now is to work [...]

Sheron Barkley asked: Orchids books can be found in all different shapes and forms and offer details about orchid proper care than is found elsewhere. Everything possibly wished to know about orchid proper care are available in these books. They usually are not expensive, and also will finally end up appearing worth much more compared [...]

Penny Day asked: Christmas can be such a stressful time: with the trawl around the shops, the card-writing, gift-wrapping, turkey-buying, relative-visiting, work parties and nativity plays to think of, sometimes it can all seem too much. Well, fear no more, our clever ideas and time-saving tips will have you smiling right through to the New [...]

Gus Lindow asked: Things are tough these days. The economy is in meltdown, the cost of living keeps getting higher and no matter how hard a person tries it’s just not quite possible to make all the ends meet. Far too often people are forced to make hard choices like paying bills or buying gas [...]

Gerald Moran asked: I know you probably have read gardening books that gave you some tips on garden design, and been told by everybody that has ever planted a garden and thinks they too are a professional gardener, and wish to share their secret tips on garden design.Who am I to change lanes or advise [...]

John C Shelton asked: There are numerous gardening books available…in your home, at the library, in your local independent bookstore, and online. The contain very helpful information and encouragement. In the you can learn things about what to plant, when to plant, how to germinate seeds, how to make your own compost, how make your [...]

Jerry Van Der Kolk asked: A coffee table book is a pretty book that sits on your coffee table. It is good to thumb through when you have a few minutes. It gives your guests something to look at while they are waiting for you to get off the phone or finish dinner or whatever.A [...]

Christina R. Jussaume asked: Gardening can be a great outlet for your family. Couples that work together can enjoy while anticipating beautiful results in their landscape projects. Trips to the local nursery can offer so much variety in trees, shrubs and flowers. Seeing all they have to offer can give you ideas for future projects [...]

Tim Gorman asked: A lot of people love roses, and that’s hardly surprising. When your rose bushes are thriving and covered in blooms, they look absolutely stunning. But if you’re just starting out with a rose garden, it’s not always easy to know how to arrange your garden to make it as attractive as possible. [...]