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 best-selling 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 "c An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 best-selling popular science bo...

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Title:A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
Author:Joe Schwarcz
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:240 pages pages

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

  • Audrey
    Apr 06, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

  • Dale
    Aug 11, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

  • Dianna
    Feb 25, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

  • Jerry
    Jan 21, 2019

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Shaun
    Nov 16, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

  • Lili
    Mar 20, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

  • Christine
    Apr 21, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

  • Josee Leon
    Apr 07, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

  • Olivia Fox
    Feb 22, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

  • Jennifer
    Feb 19, 2019

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Susan Kennedy
    Jun 29, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Chelsea
    Jan 24, 2019

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Sara El Zahed
    Jul 01, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Rick Brick
    Aug 05, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Karen
    Oct 13, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Dan Watts
    Jul 08, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

  • Kaitlyn
    Oct 06, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Вадим Зубов
    Jan 04, 2019

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Loan Stars
    Apr 06, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Jean
    Jun 25, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

  • Leith Kephart
    Dec 08, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Darrin Fiddler
    Jan 27, 2019

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

  • Al Rk
    Aug 16, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Curious Reader
    May 18, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

  • Marc
    Oct 16, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Susan Hopkins VanZant
    Aug 19, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

  • Kaylin Blake
    Sep 10, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Shaun Baid
    Sep 02, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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  • Ryan Hunziker
    Feb 15, 2019

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

  • Dam269
    Aug 28, 2018

    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 me gruesomely, with very little (or a gross misunderstanding of) science involved ...

    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 reductionist scientific background. If more people would think this way, we'd see fewer rumo...

    I received this book from Net Galley. 4 stars Why 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 offers very interesting tidbits on a variety of subjects, most of them health re...

    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. While I've always understood inherently that it was all around us, this really drove i...

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

    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 supplements, pesticides, various medical procedures: Schwarcz outlines both the scienc...

    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 science. The content is is full of interesting "morsels" of facts, presented in the most ...

    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 (Gleick, Mukherjee, Ridley, etc.). Also, chemistry is a relatively neglected topic these...

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

    Another book that takes apart alternative therapies and medicine. "Intriguing" is stretching it a bit... I suppose if you are not in the sciences or aren't bombarded with pseudoscientific thinking on a regular basis, you might find something new here... otherwise this is nothing differ...

    Meh. Not much new, but a lot of denials. He seems a little siloed in his love for chemistry. Being pro-GMO, I was definitely turned off. Barely 3 stars. ...

    I enjoyed the book. ...

    Awesome book, fun to listen to! Great narrator on the audio version. ...

    Excellent classroom resource! ...

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