Genie in the Bottle: 64 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life

Genie in the Bottle: 64 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
     
 

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The Genie in the Bottle makes science downright fun. Dr. Joe Schwarcz blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. 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,

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The Genie in the Bottle makes science downright fun. Dr. Joe Schwarcz blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. 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. It's all there! "Dr. Joe" also solves the mystery of the exploding shrimp and, finally, he lets us in on the secret of the genie in the bottle.

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ISBN-13:
9781550224429
Publisher:
ECW Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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