Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know

Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Provides questions and answers relating to the practical aspects of chemistry in everyday life.

Perseus Publishing

From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain.

Book News
Schwarcz (McGill University Office for Science and Society) produces a weekly radio program and newspaper column, "Dr. Joe," about everyday chemistry, appears on television, and presents public lectures. In his fourth book, Schwarcz presents a collection of questions he has posed to listeners during his radio broadcasts. The questions come from a number of fields, but all have some interesting scientific connections. Accessible to the general reader, the text demonstrates to the lay person science's broad scope and links to many aspects of culture. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Independent Publishing Group

With creativity and verve, Dr. Joe Schwarcz answers your burning questions about science and life in these digestible and accessible short essays

Dr. Joe and What You Didn’t Know acts as both the source and satiation of scientific curiosity through a series of 177 chemistry-related questions and answers designed to both inform and entertain. From the esoteric to the everyday, the topics Dr. Joe Schwarcz tackles range from Beethoven’s connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like rotten eggs.

How did a sheep, a duck, and a rooster usher in the age of air travel? What does Miss Piggy have to do with the World Cup? And is there really any danger in eating green potatoes? The answers to these whimsical questions and more are revealed in this collection in an accessible scientific fashion.

Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2003
ISBN: 9781550225778
Branch Call Number: 540 SCH
Characteristics: 241 p


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