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 “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? What’s 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 Science gets to the meat of the chemical reactions that make up our daily lives.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz is the director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal. He hosts a popular radio show, has made hundreds of television appearances, is a longtime columnist for the Montreal Gazette, and is the author of 16 bestsellers. Well known for his informative and entertaining lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging, Dr. Joe has received numerous awards for teaching and deciphering science for the public.
Published: May 2018
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 in.
“Huzzah! Dr. Joe does it again! Another masterwork of demarcating non-science from science and more generally nonsense from sense. The world needs his discernment.” — Dr. Brian Alters, Professor, Chapman University
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, A Feast of Science is unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library General Science collections and supplemental studies lists.” — Midwest Book Review
“Schwarcz's love of learning and his enthusiasm for science are contagious. . . Author, radio personality and insuppressible science communicator ‘Dr. Joe’ offers a smorgasbord of fun facts and reflections.” — Shelf Awareness for Readers