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    • A Feast of Science

    • Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
    • By: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
    • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Crave answers? A Feast of Science demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed to satiate your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, Dr. Joe Schwarcz proves that "chemical" is not necessarily synonymous with "toxic".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved this book. have listened to all Joe's book

    • By chemprof on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

    • 65 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life
    • By: Joe Schwarcz
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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 discussed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining enough but too fast to really learn

    • By Hendrick Mcdonald on 04-16-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dr. Joe & What You Didn't Know

    • 177 Fascinating Questions About the Chemistry of Everyday Life
    • By: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
    • Narrated by: Nick Hahn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain. What jewelry metal is prohibited in some European countries? What does Miss Piggy have to do with the World Cup? How can a cockroach be removed from a human ear? The quirky information offered incorporates scientific savvy, practical advice, and amusing anecdotes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting facts, but the narrator's lacking

    • By Marsha L. Woerner on 12-05-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fly in the Ointment

    • 70 Fascinating Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Life
    • By: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    This entertaining examination of everyday science from the fanciful to the factual covers topics ranging from pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic. Readers are alerted to the shenanigans of quacks and are offered glimpses into the fascinating history of science. The science of aphrodisiacs, DDT, bottled waters, vitamins, barbiturates, plastic wraps, and smoked meat is investigated. Worries about acrylamide, preservatives, and waxed fruits are put into perspective, and the mysteries of bulletproof vests, weight-loss diets, green-haired Swedes, laughing gas, and "mad honey" are unraveled.

    Regular price: $19.60