Mythbusters: Mythopaedia - Mythbusting From A-Z
A collection of definitions, explanations and biographies relating to the greatest science program ever made, the Mythopedia includes more than 1000 entries. Learn More
In 2006, Nicholas Searle worked as a writer on the science series slash cult phenomenon
called Mythbusters, and he could never quite bring himself to leave. How else would he know
whether yodelling could really start an avalanche? Or whether the daddy long legs really is
the most deadly spider of them all? Or if a plane could take off from a conveyor belt? Or
what a bull would really do in a china shop?
Since the publication of pop-science hits Mythbusters Zaps, Rays and Waves and Rock the Body, Nicholas has turned the Mythbusters into the Mythopedia - Mythbusting from A to Z book, which renders down more than 100 of the greatest myths into their constituent elements; the experts, the science, the materials, the tools, and the weird stuff in between holding it all together.
Barely a non moss-gathering stone has been left unrolled, from Absolute Zero to the Zeroth Law. Replete with links, quotes, photos, sizzling science and frown-busting humour, Mythopedia will help you spot a transom from a stern, the centripetal from the centrifugal force, and a lathe from a lawn chair.
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