The bestselling popular science author “has made it his mission to tackle myths about science and the so-called experts who spread them” (CBC Radio)
“A compendium of short articles on a variety of subjects, written in a humorous, accessible style, and larded with intriguing trivia . . . Dr. Joe skewers food myths, opposition to GMOs, Dr. Oz, and Vani Hari, aka the Food Babe.” — Science-Based Medicine
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, award-winning 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.
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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 2015
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 in.
“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
“A compendium of short articles on a variety of subjects, written in a humorous, accessible style, and larded with intriguing trivia … Dr. Joe skewers food myths, opposition to GMOs, Dr. Oz, and Vani Hari, aka the Food Babe.” — Science-Based Medicine
“The book is chock-full of captivating anecdotes … The author engages readers with his wit and wisdom.” — The Canadian Jewish News