Finally the Europhysics News columns, "Physics in Daily Life", are brought together in one inspiring volume. These pages hold the wonders of a candle flame, the secret of surviving the sauna heat, and the mysteries of bubbles and balloons. Find answers to questions like "Why is water blue? How do we localize sound? Why is ice so slippery?" and "What is the speed of falling raindrops?" For everybody with a bit of physics background this book playfully reveals insights into everyday conundrums. This is science at its most accessible and satisfying.