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The Right Chemistry: 108 Enlightening, Nutritious, Health-Conscious and Occasionally Bizarre Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life

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A big part of Dr. Joe's job as director of McGill University's Office of Science and Society is persuading people that the pursuit of science knowledge is a potential source of wonder, enlightenment and well-being for everyone. And as a chemist, he's particularly keen to rescue chemistry from the bad rep it's developed over recent decades. There is more to chemistry than t ...more
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Published November 6th 2012 by Doubleday Canada
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Christine Shan
Nov 23, 2015 Christine Shan rated it it was amazing
As a biochem major, this book was thoroughly enjoyable because it put a lot of what I was learning in lectures into context. The chemistry of everyday life is fascinating, but I can see how much background knowledge is required to appreciate the explanations. I am not particularly enamoured with the question-answer format of the book. I would recommend this book to any chem or biochem majors!
Anne Jordan-Baker
Jun 22, 2014 Anne Jordan-Baker rated it it was amazing
Fun and interesting book about everyday chemistry. The relatively short sections, in the form of questions and answers, make this great for a read-aloud.
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Schwarcz is a fantastic public speaker but this book wasn't nearly as good. However, it was still interesting although I would have preferred more of a story to the random question and answer style.
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Nov 17, 2012 Natashya KitchenPuppies rated it it was amazing
I loved this layperson-friendly look into the chemistry of everyday life.
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You always learn something new with Joe Schwarcz !!
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Dr. Joe Schwarcz holds a PhD in chemistry and is host of the radio program The Dr. Joe Show, directo of McGill University's Office for Science & Society and the author of fourteen bestselling books. Well known for his informative and entertaining lectures, Dr. Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching and deciphering science for the public.
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