In Science for Life acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg cuts through the vested interests and confusing contradictory statements that litter the media and the internet, to give a clear picture of what science is telling us right now about changing our lives for the better. Discover the much-advertised antioxidants that aren’t good for you, the truth about fat and sugar and why one of the healthiest foods contains carcinogens and 21 E-numbers. Find out what does and what doesn’t enhance brainpower – from the failure of playing Mozart to babies to the surprising abilities of caffeine and nicotine. Understand the tools that advertisers use to persuade us and how to turn the psychological pressure back on them. From the shortcomings of the five second rule to the truth about phone masts and nuclear power, kept up-to-date on a partnering website, Science for Life is your guide to surviving and thriving in the modern world.
|Publisher:||Icon Books, Ltd. UK|
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|File size:||430 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Science writer Brian Clegg studied physics at Cambridge University and specialises in making the strangest aspects of the universe, from infinity to time travel and quantum theory, accessible to the general reader. He is editor of www.popularscience.co.uk and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His previous books include Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You, Dice World, The Quantum Age and Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide.
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Science for Life: Using the Latest Science to Change our Lives for the Better based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
More than a manual for living, this collection of myth-busters and advice from real scientific studies, principals and data is really a Swiss-Army style toolkit for getting through to the truth. Decisions about health, diet, even which appliances to buy can be difficult. Everyone has an opinion. Who do you believe? All of us are confronted daily with examples of solutions to such questions heavily shrouded in the things "they" said about the issues. This meticulous work identifies exactly who "they" are, and how to separate the truth you need to know to make informed, useful decisions from popular, often unfounded beliefs. Or, worse yet, those ideas presented as "common knowledge" that are in fact, marketing spin. Author Clegg has done us all a service in presenting the real dope, in bite-sized, easily understood answers. His subjects range over a huge spectrum of things that bother us, things that we worry about, and things that make us suspect that we're not really fully aware. Having read several of his other books, I've found his ability to break even theoretical physics down into concepts the average layman can absorb, very helpful. His writing voice is engaging and direct. This is a must-read book for those of us who wish to not just extend our lives, but enjoy the journey.