Descripción o resumen: Bestselling author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Atom in the Universe and celebrated Popular Science columnist, Theodore Gray, demonstrates essential scientific principles through thrilling, daredevil experiments. In Mad Science, Theodore Gray launches a toy rocket using the energy released from an Oreo cookie, ignites a phosphorus sun by suspending half a gram of white phosphorus in a glob of pure oxygen, and creates a homemade hot tub by adding 500 pounds of quicklime to water. The book includes these and over 50 astonishing, fascinating, and ultimately educational experiments. Every experiment featured in this book is accompanied by stunning full-color photographs that provide readers with a front-row seat to rarely-seen chemical reactions and glorious subatomic activity, and step-by-step instructions for how to perform the experiments so many of them can be recreated by readers at home, including making ice cubes that sink and lighting pure steel on fire. Other experiments would be crazy to attempt with out the help and supervision of an experienced chemist, and such experiments are clearly marked throughout. In the sprit of 'MythBusters', Theo Gray’s Mad Science is the perfect book for students who are studying chemistry and anyone fascinated by chemical reactions and pyrotechnics of all kinds.