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 to satiate your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, A Feast of Science explains that “chemical” is not 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? 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.
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Dr. Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. He is a popular lecturer, both to students and to the larger public. He hosts The Dr. Joe Show on Montreal radio and is the author of over a dozen bestselling titles. Dr. Joe lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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
“His writing style is easy and enjoyable . . . reading Dr. Joe is both pertinent to a chemistry teacher and yet accessible to the general public.” — Chem 13 News
“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
“Enticingly absorbing book . . . This author has the canny knack to explain the language of science to a public resistant to technical jargon, and he makes the magic of chemistry accessible to the lay reader.” — Seattle Book Review