Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Think and Discuss - Page 281: 96


Atmospheric pressure on you is balanced between the inside and outside of your body, and doesn't harm you. However, if an elephant were to step on you, it would exert an unbalanced pressure (on top of atmospheric pressure), and that would be crushing.
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