A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life

A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life

An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 bestselling popular science books Crave answers? A Feast of Science demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed to satiate your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, Dr. Joe Schwarcz proves that ?ch An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 bestselling popular science...

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Title:A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
Author:Joe Schwarcz
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:240 pages pages

A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life Reviews

  • Audrey
    Apr 06, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

  • Dale
    Aug 11, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

  • Laura
    Nov 04, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Dianna
    Feb 25, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

  • Lili
    Mar 20, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

  • Christine
    Apr 21, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

  • Josee Leon
    Apr 07, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

  • Lu
    Sep 27, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Laura
    Jul 09, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Olivia Fox
    Feb 22, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

  • Susan Kennedy
    Jun 29, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Sara El Zahed
    Jul 01, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Rick Brick
    Aug 05, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Karen
    Oct 13, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Dan Watts
    Jul 08, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

  • Nora
    Jul 07, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Kaitlyn
    Oct 06, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Loan Stars
    Apr 06, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Jean
    Jun 25, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

  • REGIMON
    Apr 29, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Vedhashree B
    Apr 24, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Karim
    Jul 31, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Al Rk
    Aug 16, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Curious Reader
    May 18, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

  • Sergio Mira
    Apr 11, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Marc
    Oct 16, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Susan Hopkins VanZant
    Aug 19, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

  • Kaylin Blake
    Sep 10, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Shaun Baid
    Sep 02, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Dam269
    Aug 28, 2018

    From Netgalley for Review: As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable. ...

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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