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The Right Chemistry: 108 Enlightening, Nutritious, Health-Conscious and Occasionally Bizarre Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life
by Joe Schwarcz
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
ebook, 272 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Doubleday Canada
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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!
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.More about Joe Schwarcz...
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