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A Feast of Science

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

 

An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of over a dozen bestselling popular science books

Crave answers?  Dr. Joe Schwarcz demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed ... Read more

Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain.

Fly in the Ointment, The

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

This entertaining examination of everyday science from the fanciful to the factual covers topics ranging from pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic.

Let Them Eat Flax!

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

 

A mouth-watering collection of enlightening essays on the science of what we eat and how we live, from bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Do you know if your waiter sings in the bathroom? Or if the lady who whipped up the icing on your cake wore false fingernails? When was ... Read more

Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

 

A healthy dose of scientific skepticism in the information age, from bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarz

The internet is a powerful beast; no matter what question you may have, the answer is just a few keystrokes away. But with so many sources available, and so many conflicting ... Read more

Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Why do Cretans live longer than other people? Why are the wrong combinations of certain foods and drugs lethal? Can brazil nuts prevent cancer? Why do peanut bags expand on airplane flights? Just what IS the connection between Silly Putty and Flubber? Is there a difference between ... Read more

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

 

Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the fascinating chemistry that’s all around us in this intriguing look at everyday science

Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover ... Read more

The Genie in the Bottle

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

The Genie in the Bottle makes science downright fun. Dr. Joe Schwarcz blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. Get a different twist on licorice and travel to the dark side of the sun. Control stinky feet and bend spoons ... Read more