Here's the best that science has to offer: 100 activities guaranteed to amaze and inspire you, hand-picked by New Scientist and introduced by Bob McDonald, the host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks.
Get on a plane and travel to the South Pole to take a sauna and run naked in the snow. Or step out into your backyard and study the starry night sky. Make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, walk on lava, measure the speed of light with chocolate, write your name in atoms, or dare to eat the Viking "delicacy" hakarl (the ingredients will surprise you). At home, halfway across the world, or light years into the sky, the possibilities are endless and this book gives you the back story on them all!
Why should kids have all the fun?...[This is] a compact offering for uber-busy adults chasing the dream...a reminder that science, nature and travel can still be fun and informative...For the work-hard, play-hard set, this book is especially helpful if you want to make sure you get it just right before your DNA expires.
...sure to have at least one activity to capture the imagination of any reader...And why stop there?...a list of suggested ways of experiencing life in new ways-seeing your world from a different point of view-and perhaps changing the way you see things forever.
...tiny, delightful...fit-in-your-pocket format...