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

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  106 Ratings  ·  9 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
Oct 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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.
Barrette Plett
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, and I liked the way the author presented the items in an indirect way and with interesting questions. It was a good book to digest a few pages at a time at bedtime over the course of several weeks.
Kazimieras
Aug 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 01, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Cate
Feb 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book full of scientific ancedotes.
Brendan  McAuliffe
Interesting and fun, but needs much better layout and editing ( surprising to find a book published in 2010 that refers to ' black people ' and not ' African Americans )
Andre
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very ecclectic collection of trivia with a chemical bent. A light read
Steve Rueffer
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
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.
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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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