With his signature caustic wit, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz presents the fun side of science in this dynamic collection
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 and minds. Learn about the latest on chocolate research, flax, ginkgo biloba, magnesium, and blueberries. Dr. Joe also solves the mystery of the exploding shrimp and, finally, he lets us in on the secret of the genie in the bottle. As in all his work, Dr. Joe brings humor, showbiz savvy, and magic to this exciting collection.
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 2001
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 in.