Atoms Under the Floorboards online availability


what’s inside this book?

Atoms Under the Floorboards is about 300 pages long, has 60 black-and-white artworks to liven things up a bit, and there’s a short section of notes and further reading at the end to help you dig deeper into the bits that interest you. Its a book that will take your curiosity to an extreme level and bring you gushing down to the answer that would please your mind.



  • How many “pedalling” hamsters would you need to boil the water for a coffee?
  • How did a “worm” play a part in the history of radio?
  • Why can’t you cook your dinner with a cellphone?
  • Why can you see through windows but not through walls?
  • Why does your laptop get hot when its only moving part is the cooling fan?
  • What’s the connection between a wedding dress, a suspension bridge, and a bicycle?

There are 18 chapters—and here’s a taster of the kinds of things they cover:

  1. Firm foundations: Why don’t buildings fall down?
  2.  Why do skyscrapers deliberately wobble in the wind?
  3. Upstairs downstairs: Everything you ever wanted to know about energy, including: How many hamsters running on wheels would you need to launch a rocket or haul a train?
  4. Superheroics: You might not think you’re a superhero, but science can turn you into one! How do wheels really work… and why is Isaac Newton the best swimming teacher?
  5. The beauty of bikes: Why are cyclists like fish? Can shaving your legs really make you go faster?
  6. Car crazy: Why is your car like a chemistry lab on wheels? Why have electric cars still not caught on?
    Sticky stuff: How do glues really work? Why can you lift a person with one drop of superglue?
  7. The inside story: How do we know atoms exist if we can’t see them?
  8. Amazing glazing: What’s the science behind windows that clean themselves… and sunglasses that darken automatically outdoors?
  9. Saggy sofas, squeaky floors: Why do sofas sag and faces wrinkle? Why do floorboards squeak?
  10. Light delights: Why can’t we see light? Why do polished shoes shine like mirrors?
  11. Radio gaga: Who was the “worm” who helped to invent radio? How did the Victorians almost invent mobile phones?
  12. Living by numbers: How can you send a photo down a phone line? Is it better to buy MP3s or CDs?
  13. Blowing hot and cold: How can you heat your home with nothing more than a candle? How can you make instant ice cream?
  14. Food miles: Is it true that you could “go to work on an egg”? Could we ever make an energy pill that gives us all the daily nutrition we need?
  15. Stirring stuff: What links wind turbines, dusty bookshelves, dirty cars, and rubbery custard?
  16. Water, water: What makes a drain gurgle—and how does that help us understand how pens work?
  17. Stain games: How can science get your jeans clean? Why can you dry clothes outdoors even in winter?
  18. Dressing to impress: Why don’t sheep shiver in the cold? Why do jeans always wear out at the knees?

Atoms under the floorboards hardback and paperback book covers are available at following online stores.                                                                    

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