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Brain Fuel: 199 Mind-Expanding Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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From the #1 bestselling author – a cornucopia of mind-expanding insights into the science of the real world.

Dr. Joe – as he is affectionately known to millions of readers, listeners, viewers, and students – brings his magic formula to Doubleday Canada with Brain Fuel.

As with Dr. Joe’s previous best-selling books, Brain Fuel informs and entertains on a wi
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Published May 11th 2010 by Anchor Canada (first published 2008)
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Nick
It is what it is, a collection of nifty facts about science - mostly chemistry. There's some neat stuff in here, the author is an OK writer and topics cover a wide area. On the other hand, he is only an OK writer; his titles are often lame, he barely hides his anti-environmentalism biases, stories often run into tangents which are only occasionally interesting, and the editor must have been asleep to allow so many mistakes. Neat stuff.
Kazimieras
Solid book, very chemistry focused though. While full of fun little live chemistry it does fail in one regard. Anyone that doesn't understand chemistry may not appreciate this book, and those with the background have likely heard about 50% of the examples in this book. It appears to be an unfortunate consequence of being exposed to the material. I'd classify this as a trivia book with a science spin.
Ken
alfred hitchcock doesnt like eggs. winston churchchill is a dyslexia.
so, what is the big deal?

may be because i'm not well informed with chemistry, i failed to appreciate this book.

the title is not appropriate either, it's not the science of everyday life, it is the chemistry of everyday life.

Vipul
This is more of a trivia book.I think anyone with a sound knowledge of chemistry knows half of the facts already.Certainly not appropriate to include "Mind Expanding Inquiries" in the title.
I took some good morning dumps while reading this book so the 3 star :)
Steve Rueffer
Great quick reads to bring you up to speed with myth, folklore and fact from a biochemists point of view. Accessible to all levels of readers, but poignant with scientific detail.
Andre
A very ecclectic collection of trivia with a chemical bent. A light read
Cate
Fun book full of scientific ancedotes.
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