An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 bestselling popular science booksCrave answers?A Feast of Sciencedemystifies 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 chemical is not necessarily synonymous with toxic. Are there fish genes in tomatoes? Can snail-slime cream and bone broth really make your wrinkles disappear? Whats the problem with sugar, resistant starch, hops in beer, microbeads, and secret cancer cures? Are natural products the key to good health? And what is fake news all about? Dr. Joe answers these questions and more. Cutting through the fat of story, suggestion, and social-media speculation,A Feast of Sciencegets to the meat of the chemical reactions that make up our daily lives....
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A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life Reviews
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 days.
This particular book repeatedly targets what the author feels are pseudo-science and dodgy medical treatments. In my case he's preaching to the choir, so amen to that, but fans of Dr Oz, Gwyneth Paltrow and t ...more