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Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know: 177 Fascinating Questions & Answers about the Chemistry of Everyday Life

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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.
Paperback, 241 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by ECW Press
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Kira
A fantastic conversation piece if ever there was one written about the world around us and the fascinating chemical relationships between seemingly unrelated items. Schwarcz brings to his manuscript a crackling sense of humor and rapier wit that often leaves readers feeling the tiniest bit ashamed that he or she didn't know the answers to the often bizarre questions heading each succeeding chapter. But then again, did you really want to know that your maraschino cherries are colored by bug juice ...more
Jess
Chemistry-based factoids for your perusal. Easy to read and gives you the science as well as a little story so that you don't nod off. If you like 'The Disappearing Spoon', 'Napoleon's Buttons', 'Eaten by a Giant Clam', or 'Dry Storage No. 1’ you'll like this.
Chelsea
Dr. Joe makes science both accessible and fun. This book is filled with fascinating tidbits that you'll be able to impress people with at parties.
Kimba
Of course I am skipping around and enjoying this.
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Interesting , fun
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