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This book contains a series of short essays on various chemistry related topics Many of these essays are geared towards clearing up common misconceptions and educating the public about a range of topics from nutrition to medicine to environmental chemicals.The essays are well written, readable, and entertaining They re generally fairly short, making them easy to digest in a single sitting Overall the topics are interesting and diverse The one issue I had with this book is the lack of referen This book contains a series of short essays on various chemistry related topics Many of these essays are geared towards clearing up common misconceptions and educating the public about a range of topics from nutrition to medicine to environmental chemicals.The essays are well written, readable, and entertaining They re generally fairly short, making them easy to digest in a single sitting Overall the topics are interesting and diverse The one issue I had with this book is the lack of references though Most science books I ve read include footnotes, making it easy to independently verify what is being said The essays related to my own areas of expertise and a couple others I did some research on were accurate, so I think the rest of the book probably is too but it would have been nice if Dr Schwarz had included this for readers with a scientific background @READ BOOK ⚢ Science, Sense & Nonsense ¹ When did chemical become a dirty word Forty or so years ago, chemistry which had been recognized as a miracle making boon to humanity somehow became associated with warfare, sinister food additives, toxins and pollutionIt s a situation that Dr Joe Schwarcz aims to put into perspective Yes, there s a downside to chemistry, he says, but this is dwarfed by its enormous benefitsDr Joe s new collection of commentaries will inspire an appreciation for the science of everyday life, and equip you to spot the muddled thinking, misunderstandings and deceptions in media stories and advertising claims Does organic food really always equal better food Are vaccines dangerous Will the latest health fad make you ill Do expensive wrinkle creams do the job What are the best ways to avoid cancer The answers to such questions often lie in anunderstanding of the chemistry involved Ask Dr JoeScience, Sense and Nonsense celebrates chemistry s great achievements, lambastes its charlatans, and explores its essential connections to our wellbeing And does so in authoritative, highly readable, good humoured style From the Trade Paperback edition Even being in science, this was a great read He spices up his writing with entertaining stories, humor and interesting historical breaks, while exploring every day fallacies about chemistry and why media likes to create such an uproar about the most insignificant chemicals Having said that, of course he is a pop science writer and in order to make his book exciting and entertaining, he also likes exaggerations here and there, likes walking the reader into blending several issues together to cr Even being in science, this was a great read He spices up his writing with entertaining stories, humor and interesting historical breaks, while exploring every day fallacies about chemistry and why media likes to create such an uproar about the most insignificant chemicals Having said that, of course he is a pop science writer and in order to make his book exciting and entertaining, he also likes exaggerations here and there, likes walking the reader into blending several issues together to create a compelling story and sometimes builds up his own scary stories through playing on reader s assumptions Taken with a grain of salt, I definitely recommend this book to dispel preconceptions and outright ridiculousness that we are fed through media Of course, also keeping in mind that most issues arecomplex than good vs bad categorical assignment and some of us would be driven to go look at some primary literature Go University Library I lost my place in this, and when I tried to find it, found an essay telling me all the things about my life as it stands that made itlikely I was going to get cancer Yeah, nah Not in the mental health place for that either I just DNFed Persepolis Rising for different mental health reasons.It s going back to the shelf and back into a box in storage I need different things to read right now I lost my place in this, and when I tried to find it, found an essay telling me all the things about my life as it stands that made itlikely I was going to get cancer Yeah, nah Not in the mental health place for that either I just DNFed Persepolis Rising for different mental health reasons.It s going back to the shelf and back into a box in storage I need different things to read right now I really enjoyed this book First of all, the raw sarcasm that Mr Schwarcz possesses with his knowledge of chemistry and science is remarkable It makes it an entertaining read Second aspect that I appreciated here is the fact that the topics that were discussed are on everybody s mind these days The absurd amounts of harmful chemicals present in our shower curtains etc I mean really people, you need to filter the information that comes into your brain before panicking over every single bit o I really enjoyed this book First of all, the raw sarcasm that Mr Schwarcz possesses with his knowledge of chemistry and science is remarkable It makes it an entertaining read Second aspect that I appreciated here is the fact that the topics that were discussed are on everybody s mind these days The absurd amounts of harmful chemicals present in our shower curtains etc I mean really people, you need to filter the information that comes into your brain before panicking over every single bit of news.Additionally, I had a pleasure of seeing Mr Schwarcz present his material at a congress, and it was just as entertaining as reading his book You probably won t like this one unless you have a little bit of science under your belt It is full of all kinds of current issues and the truth behind them Seems a little disorganized at times but always informative. Very interesting Like the variety of subjects Very educational as well. What can I say, love all of his books Such a great writer Why stop repeating myself nowJoe Schwarcz should be required reading in public schools. The PhD on the cover sets the antennae tingling, but in fact this is a very jolly collection of essays Martin Gardner style on science andparticularly pseudoscience by the chemist, broadcaster and columnist whose day job is as Director of McGill University s Office for Science and Society Obviously I wasconcerned with the latter two thirds of the book, where the prime focus was on pseudoscience, especially quack medicine and crank nutritionism, but the first part was fascin The PhD on the cover sets the antennae tingling, but in fact this is a very jolly collection of essays Martin Gardner style on science andparticularly pseudoscience by the chemist, broadcaster and columnist whose day job is as Director of McGill University s Office for Science and Society Obviously I wasconcerned with the latter two thirds of the book, where the prime focus was on pseudoscience, especially quack medicine and crank nutritionism, but the first part was fascinating toothan once I found myself stumbling through to Pam s workplace saying, Do you know what I ve just learned The writing style is smooth and very readable, and I chuckled a lot My only real gripe is the lack of basic citations and of a bibliography in a few cases Schwarcz discussed things I wanted to follow up on, and my task was made fardifficult by the fact that I didn t have any names or titles with which to start my internet searches