A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life

A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life

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.

Title:A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781770411920
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About Joe Schwarcz

Dr. Joe Schwarcz holds a PhD in chemistry and is host of the radio program


    A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life Reviews

  • Lili

    From Netgalley for Review:As both a tea blogger and someone with physical disabilities, I am constantly bombarded with outlandish claims on how everything is either a miracle drug or is going to kill ...

  • Dianna

    A series of information bytes: the author takes a myth or deception currently floating around (soap cures restless legs, latest miracle supplement cures cancer, etc.), and picks it apart from a reduct...

  • Josee Leon

    I received this book from Net Galley.4 starsWhy didn't I know about Dr. Schwarcz before? I love the no nonsense approach to scientific or not so scientific claims from this fellow Canadian! This book ...

  • Audrey

    This was a great book. I'll admit, I didn't learn as much new trivia as I had hoped, but I definitely refined information I already knew. And I certainly gained more respect for chemistry than I had. ...

  • Jean

    Fascinating. Huge variety of topics, each covered in one or two pages. Very readable....

  • Dale

    A Tapas Bar of Science? An Izakaya of Science? Lots of small bites, anyway. The general theme is the practical use of scientific results to influence public policy and practice. Vaccines, nutritional ...

  • Christine

    This is yet another great book from the no-nonsense but always entertaining Dr. Joe Schwarcz. He gives science a very good name, showing how every aspect of our lives is connected in some way with sci...

  • Dan Watts

    I've long been a fan of Joe Schwarcz's books, and I'm surprised they aren't better known. His writing style is easy to follow, something which can't be said of more highly acclaimed science writers (G...

  • Olivia Fox

    Great book with a lot of helpful information, it's not a fast read. It's not a book to read in one sitting....

  • Curious Reader

    I enjoyed the book....