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Dr. Joe's Brain Sparks: 179 Inspiring and Enlightening Inquiries Into the Science of Everyday Life (repost)

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Dr. Joe's Brain Sparks: 179 Inspiring and Enlightening Inquiries Into the Science of Everyday Life (repost)

Joe Schwarcz, "Dr. Joe's Brain Sparks: 179 Inspiring and Enlightening Inquiries Into the Science of Everyday Life"
2011 | ISBN-10: 0385669305 | 322 pages | EPUB | 0,3 MB

From the bestselling author of An Apple a Day, Brain Fuel, and Science, Sense and Nonsense comes a fresh batch of inquiries into the science of everyday life. Dr. Joe, as he is affectionately known to millions of readers, listeners, viewers, and students, presents his third book in the Doubleday Canada series he launched with Brain Fuel. Using a Q&A format, it explains the world through science, and science through our common experience.


Dr Joe Schwarcz, once again, seeks to educate and spark, in all of us, a life-long interest in science and in particular, in his own field, chemistry.
It all starts with a question. What, how, why ? And the results are advances in science who propel our society to a better standart of living. And like in the lab, each question is the starting point to some new and exiting discovery, ranging from beauty products to what we drink, to cars, to forensic science.
Through the wide-ranging subjects raised by Dr. Schwarcz, we learn what we owe to the scientits whose curiosity, creativity and sheer luck (or so it seems sometimes) have given us, among many others every day miracles : cheaper and better cloths, medecine, soap and salt that does not cake with humidity.
Each section is short enough to keep the interest of young readers and is written in understandable language.