Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, ECW Press

Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: Separating Fact from Fiction, and the Science of Everyday Life

Schwarcz, Dr. Joe

  • Quacks and pundits beware!

    The internet is a powerful beast when it comes to science; the answer to any query you may have is just a few keystrokes away. But when there are multiple answers from various sources, how do we know what information is reliable? In Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz takes a critical look at how facts are misconstrued in the media. He debunks the myths surrounding canned food, artificial dyes, SPF, homeopathy, cancer, chemicals, and much more.

    Unafraid to expose the sheer nonsense people are led to believe about health, food, drugs, and our environment, Dr. Joe confronts pseudoscience and convincingly and entertainingly advocates for a scientific approach to everyday life.

  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society and the author of 14 bestselling books. Well known for his informative and entertaining lectures, Dr. Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching and deciphering science for the public. He is the host of the radio program The Dr. Joe Show and has appeared hundreds of times on television. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

  • Published: May 2015

    ISBN: 9781770411913

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 in.

    Pages: 304


"Ultimately, the author successfully demonstrates how claims should be queried and analyzed before they are accepted . . . Recommended for readers of health, nutrition, and popular science." — Library Journal

"The book is chock-full of captivating anecdotes . . . The author engages readers with his wit and wisdom." — The Canadian Jewish News