The Genie in the Bottle: The Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life

The Genie in the Bottle: The Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life

by Joe Schwarcz
     
 

In 67 delightful essays, popular science writer Joe Schwarcz reminds us that with every breath and feeling we are experiencing chemistry. The Genie in the Bottle blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. Inside, readers will get a different twist on licorice and travel to the dark side of the sun.…  See more details below

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In 67 delightful essays, popular science writer Joe Schwarcz reminds us that with every breath and feeling we are experiencing chemistry. The Genie in the Bottle blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. Inside, readers will get a different twist on licorice and travel to the dark side of the sun. Control stinky feet and bend spoons and minds. Learn about the latest on chocolate research, flax, ginkgo biloba, magnesium, and blueberries. Read about the ups of helium and the downs of drain cleaners. Find out why bug juice is used to color ice cream, how spies used secret inks and how acetone changed the course of history.

Infused with the author's humor, charisma, and love for the subject, The Genie in the Bottle is a joyous journey into some of the most exciting, and least visited, corners of the science universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567316551
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
03/19/2004
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.04(d)

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