That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles: 62 All-New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life (Paperback)

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Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the fascinating chemistry that's all around us in this intriguing look at everyday science Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of drain cleaners and provide answers to numerous mysteries, such as why bug juice is used to color ice cream and how spies used secret inks. Mercury in teeth, arsenic in water, lead in the environment, and aspartame in food are all discussed. The secret life of bagels is revealed, and airbags, beer, and soap yield their mysteries. This collection is full of surprising, educational, and entertaining commentaries that show how relevant science is to everyday life.

About the Author


Dr. Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society, dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. He is a popular lecturer, both to students and to the larger public. He hosts The Dr. Joe Show on Montreal radio and is the author of over a dozen bestselling titles. Dr. Joe lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781550225204
ISBN-10: 1550225200
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2002
Pages: 275
Language: English